Family Position Descriptions for CSA Teams
Child Welfare Information Gateway
The Child Welfare Information Gateway is a service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides access to resources covering a wide range of topics on child welfare including prevention, child abuse, neglect, adoption, and more.
Virginia Family Network
The Family Guide to Systems of Care for Children with Mental Health Needs
The Virginia Family Network is a grassroots network of families committed
to providing opportunities that support, educate, and empower other families
with children and youth with mental health needs while also promoting family
driven and youth guided policy throughout the child serving systems. The initiative
is designed to “meet the family where they are” through activities
such as providing support groups, training, resources, and mentorship from
other families with children and youth with mental health needs. For more
information on how you can become involved with this great project, contact
Stephany Melton, Project Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 804-285-8264 x206.
The Family Guide to Systems of Care for Children with Mental Health Needs was developed with support from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Child, Adolescent and Family Branch of the Center for Mental Health Services. The guide is available in Spanish and is intended for families and caregivers seeking help for children with mental health problems. It provides information on what they need to know and ask to get the most out of their experience with systems of care.
Mental Health America (National Mental Health Association)
Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association) is the largest nonprofit agency in America dedicated to helping people live mentally healthier lives. Mental Health America provides education, advocacy, and support to individuals and families living with mental health and substance use problems.
Medical Home Plus
Medical Home Plus, located in Richmond, Virginia, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for families with children who have special health care needs. Services offered to families include a family resource center, referral services, and health prevention services.
Integrated Network of Family Organizations
The Family to Family Health Information Center of Parent to Parent of Virginia
has been a lead partner in Virginia's Family to Family Health Information
Center since 2005. Formerly called the VA INFO Center and now known as the
F2F Center, Parent to Parent of Virginia, the Partnership for People with
Disabilities, Medical Hone Plus, Inc., and the Federation of Families and
are working together to help families of children with special health care
needs: obtain information and referrals; develop effective partnerships
with health care providers; strengthen parenting and advocacy skills; receive
training on health care insurance coverage, Home and Community-Based Services
Waivers, and other health care topics; and receive family to family peer
support. To date, over 950 families have received support from Virginia’s
F2F Center. For more information call 877-264-8366.
The Arc of Virginia is affiliated with The Arc of the United States
and is the state chapter in Virginia. Members speak out on issues that affect people with mental retardation or related developmental disabilities and their families. The most important function of Arc is to assist people with disabilities, family members, friends, and others to become advocates themselves.
Family Voices is a national grassroots organization that provides information and education about ways to ensure and improve family-centered health care for children and youth with disabilities and chronic conditions.
FACES of Virginia (Foster, Adoption, & Kinship Association)
FACES of Virginia Families is a non-profit membership-driven Association offering information, support and resources for foster, adoptive and kinship families. The Virginia Department of Social Services provided the financial support to establish the Association, in an effort to support foster, adoptive, and kinship parents throughout the Commonwealth.
This website is developed by families for families. It is a forum for families to place their learned information about helpful resources for the benefit of others with similar needs.
Parent to Parent New York State
Parent to Parent of New York State is a statewide not for profit organization with a mission to support and connect families of individuals with special needs.
This section of the website offers very practical information, tips, and helpful tools. Examples of tools include behavior modification charts for both school and home use.
Youth Participation Information
The two following publications were developed through the work of AMP (Achieve My Plan), a five year project to develop and test ways to increase the meaningful participation of youth in collaborative team planning meetings. They were produced by the Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health at Portland State University and were developed with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, United States Department of Education, and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.