CHILDREN & FAMILIES
National Federation of Families
This brief reviews the steps an agency might take in preparation for beginning a parent-to-parent program and hiring Parent Support Providers. As part of the steps, the agency readiness includes developing a structure for the on-going support, supervision and evaluation of the program.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics
Alcoholism and other drug addiction have genetic and environmental causes. Both have serious consequences for children who live in homes where parents are involved. More than 28 million Americans are children of alcoholics; nearly 11 million are under the age of 18. This figure is magnified by the countless number of others who are affected by parents who are impaired by other psychoactive drugs.
2012 Policy Paper by The National Federation of Families For Children’s Mental Health
Parent Support Providers offer parents the necessary support to maintain hope and
positive use of formal services and natural community-based support. Parent Support Providers share a
history of similar experiences with their own child or youth or emerging adults and they know about
practical possible solutions.
Equipping Behavioral Health Systems & Authorities to Promote Family Recovery From Mental Health Conditions & Addictions
Expert Panel Meeting Report, September 25 – 26, 2012
Through the Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) project, SAMHSA convened an expert panel on September 25 – 26, 2012. The goal was, to learn more about the needs of behavioral health systems and authorities as they strive to promote and support the role of the family in assisting a member to initiative, achieve, and maintain recovery. The meeting also intended to strategize innovative responses to identified needs.