Certified Family Peer Support & Certified High Fidelity Wraparound Facilitators
WHO DO FRF’S WORK WITH?
Family Resource Facilitators work with parents (and/or primary caregivers) who have children (ages 0 to 18, or 18 to 26 if the child still lives at home and/or has not graduated high school) experiencing mental health challenges and are experiencing trouble at school, with the law and/or the child/youth is at risk of out of home placement.
WHAT FRF’S DO?
1. Act as a peer support to the parent/caregiver.
2. Link parents/caregivers to resources, information and support groups.
3. Help parents advocate for their child/family with child-serving agencies (school, court, mental health providers, etc.).
4. Facilitate High Fidelity Wraparound (an evidence based practice).
WHAT IS WRAPAROUND?
High Fidelity Wraparound is a planning process that involves (1) getting to know the family and youth strengths, needs and culture, (2) helping the youth and family identify and prioritize their goals and needs, (3) helping the family select who they want help from and how they want to be helped. Wraparound helps the family identify and/or build a supportive network of people who can help them reach their goals. Family and youth voice and choice are honored throughout this process. The family and youth learn how to use this process to get future needs met and to become less dependent upon "the system" and professionals.
HOW CAN MY FAMILY CONNECT WITH AN FRF?
FRFs are located throughout the State of Utah and there is no charge for their services. To be screened and matched to an FRF in Salt Lake County, please call Mary Gully at Salt Lake County Division of Youth Services 385.468.4548. To find out about FRFs outside of Salt Lake County, please call Wendy Mair at NAMI Utah 435.210.0797.