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The Journey to a System of Care for Children's Mental Health - Take Action
System of Care is an equal partnership that brings together Orange County children/young adults (ages 5 - 21), their families and the individuals who care about them, with the services and supports provided by our community partners.
These include mental health services, substance abuse services, social services, the education system, family support, recreational services, vocational services, health services, and the juvenile justice system.
The agencies and services in Orange County that are directly involved include: Orange County Department of Mental Health, Family Empowerment Council, Mental Health Association of Orange County Inc., Occupations, Inc., Orange County Department of Social Services, Orange County Family Court, Orange County Department of Probation, Rehabilitation Support Services,Inc., Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and the Orange County Youth Bureau.
Managing your child’s mental wellness, general health, education services, and insurance company demands can be challenging. At times, this complex situation can seem like more than you can handle. Parents and other family members need a simple road map that makes a tough job easier!
A FREE two-hour, Saturday morning training is being offered on March 29th, for parents, grandparents and guardians who want to learn to break through the confusion and be effective advocates for their children!
Additionally, this will also be a free opportunity for service providers to take the enhanced training in order to be certified to use this model and curriculum when working with families. Service providers seeking the enhanced training will need to take Part II of the workshop, on Saturday, which will end at 2:30, with a 45 minute break for lunch.
Space is limited for both parents and guardians, as well as service providers, and will be awarded to those who register first. See the attached brochure for instructions.
The Trainer,Wendy Lowe Besmann is the author of Team Up for Your Child and directs the Team Up for Families Project. She is a longtime journalist and parent trainer, as well as the mother of a son with autism and bipolar disorder. For her work with special needs families, Wendy received the Fred Sackleh Personal Courage Award from NAMI Tennessee in 2008 and the YWCA Tribute to Women award in 2012. Wendy is also the former president of NAMI Knoxville and served as Training/Social Marketing Coordinator for K-Town Youth Empowerment Network, a federal-funded System of Care for teens and young adults in Knox County, TN. Her work has appeared in many national publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, The New York Times Magazine, SELF, USA Today, Outside, Esquire and Atlantic.
Pat Savino, Outreach Coordinator
VoicesUnited4Chang225 Dolson Avenue
Middletown, NY 10941
845-343-8100 ext 6654
System of Care Wraparound Services are the highest level of community-based care available in Orange County, and we want to make sure that wraparound and care coordination services are provided to the youth and families who need them most.
*NEW* Employment Opportunity! For more information, download the pdf here or visit Employment.
For the upcoming Meeting Schedule please refer to our Calendar.
For more information on current support groups call 845-360-6710.
For information on our workgroups, please see our Meeting Notes.
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