NAMI Utah is a partner in the Utah Family Coalition, which jointly participates in the Family Resource Facilitator project. The Family Resource Facilitator Project Vision: “To transform the child and adolescent mental health and substance abuse services by placing the youth and his/her family at the heart of any and all treatment and service options.” This will be accomplished by FRFs providing assistance to families and youth in accessing appropriate mental health services within their communities and to develop a meaningful, educated and authentic voice for policy change and advocacy.
For information regarding the Family Resource Facilitator program contact Lis Rosen: firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-323-9900.
A System of Care…
- ...is how a community takes care of its own
- …recognizes that child and family needs may not always fit categorical services models
- …respects each agency’s societal mandates
- …is an organized network of formal support providers and natural supports, who come together to form an integrated system
- …recognizes family involvement is essential for building effective systems
Family Resource Facilitators…
- …are family members who have first-hand experience living with a child or loved one who has mental health challenges
- …are trained in the Family Leadership Training curriculum
- …build community services and supports
- …link all families to community-based services and formal and informal supports, including NAMI support groups and classes
- …are coached and mentored in wraparound facilitation to fidelity with the Wraparound Fidelity Index
- …are accessible to all families in the community and trained in cultural competence
- …help families advocate for themselves and help families advocate for systems change
- …renews hope to families they serve!