Parent Input Needed for State Mental Health Programs for Children and Youth

Jun 03

NAMI Indiana Executive Director Joshua G. Sprunger requested that all affiliates spread the word about an excellent opportunity we have to influence state policy and improve mental health services for children and youth.

The Indiana Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA), in partnership with the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) and NAMI Indiana, is seeking parents of children with serious mental health conditions or serious emotional disturbance and anyone else who has been involved in community alternatives to residential psychiatric treatment facilities, wraparound services, or systems of care to participate in the development of a new state plan and training for community-based services that is family driven and youth guided.

Families will get a chance to…

  • Meet members of the System of Care Sub-Committee and the State Partners.
  • Learn about the initiatives to expand Indiana’s System of Care across the state and within their own community.
  • Become involved in the planning process for expanding Indiana’s System of Care… and learn how the family voice can be heard!

Family Meet and Greet

  • Date: June 19th
  • Time: Noon – 2 pm
  • Place: The Villages, 3833 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN
  • Lunch: Box lunch (provided for family members at no cost and to service providers and committee members for $8) or bring your own brown bag lunch
  • Stipend: A $25 hourly stipend will be paid to any family member who attends the session
  • RSVP: If you’re interested, respond to Lisa Stewart by June 14th

More Details

For more details, check out the Invitation and Flyer.

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