Developing Family Driven Practices: The National Family Support Network’s Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support
Thursday, January 17, 2019
System of care communities are often challenged with developing and implementing a family-driven array of services and supports. The National Family Support Network offers the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support, a framework with the vision is implementation will help ensure that families are supported and strengthened through quality practice. It was designed to be used by all stakeholders-public departments, foundations, community-based organizations, and parents-across different kinds of Family Strengthening and Family Support programs as a tool for planning, providing, and assessing quality practice. Learn how family leaders and family-run organizations can use the Standards to bring communities together for implementation of quality family support practices.
Learning Community for Family Leaders: The Power of Telling Your Story
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Stories can be a powerful way for families to use their experiences to create change and improve the lives of their own family, their communities and other family who may come behind them. October’s Learning Community highlighted key issues families should consider when determining when to share their story, what to share, how much to share, and whether the story is the family or the youth’s to share.
Question: What is MHBG? (Answer: Mental Health Block Grant)
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Every state, territory and the District of Columbia receives a Mental Health Block (MHBG) Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, to provide community mental health services. Who do these grants target and what can the funds be used for? How Mental Health Planning Councils connect to MHBGs and how are they different from Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grants (SABG)? You will learn answers to these questions and more, when you join us for a Family Leaders Learning Community call to hear about Mental Health Block grants. Executive Directors, staff and board members of family-run organizations and members of Mental Health Block Grant Councils are welcome to participate on the call.