Family Run Organization Documents
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
- Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health- The Coalition grew out of the joint effort and commitment of eight family and advocacy organizations: each working on behalf of children with mental health needs and their families. Incorporated in 1999 as a private not-for-profit organization, the Coalition is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of 50% family members.
- Diagnosis Fact Sheet - http://mdcoalition.org/resources/childrens-mental-health/160-diagnoses
- Children’s Mental Health Matters Resource Kit – 19 fact sheets for families - http://www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org/resources_families.htm
- Parent/Professional Advocacy League (Massachusetts)is a statewide, grassroots family organization that advocates for improved access to mental health services for children, youth and their families. PPAL’s goals are to support families, nurture parent leaders and work for systems change. PPAL is the only Massachusetts organization representing the interests of families whose children have mental health needs. Founded in 1991, PPAL is the state organization of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, a national family-run organization that provides leadership at the national level. Through a family driven approach, PPAL has worked tirelessly to implement strategies to involve families and youth for 20 years.
- Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Toolkit – posters, bookmarks, calendar, and marketing materials - http://ppal.net/childrens-mental-health-week/calendar-of-events
- Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health - The Idaho Federation of Families works to develop a coalition of groups and individuals to educate policy makers, professional organizations, legislators, educators, and the public about the needs of children with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders and their families. Fundamental to the Idaho Federation of Families is a focus on family participation and support. We believe that policies, legislation, funding and service systems must utilize the strengths of families by:
- Ensuring that families are equal partners in the planning and implementation of services.
- Viewing the child as a whole person rather than emphasizing the disability.
- Empowering families and children to make decisions about their lives.
- Encouraging innovative programming that increases options for service.
- Children’s Mental Health Awareness Flyer -
- South Carolina Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health– The Federation of Families of South Carolina is a Statewide Family Network organized to provide information, training and support for families of children who have been identified with or are at risk of developing an emotional or behavioral disorder.
- Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2013 Toolkit - http://fedfamsc.org/cmh-week/2013-2/cmhw-2013-toolkitv2-21-2/