The Family Resource Network, Inc. believe that individuals with special needs deserve every opportunity to achieve their unique potential. The Family Resource Network was founded by parents to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs and their families, empowering them to lead productive independent lives within the community.
Family Resource Centers are easily accessible, strength based programs that support families in communities across New York State. Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are flexible, family-focused, and culturally sensitive. Services and programs are based on local needs, building on existing planning processes with community and interdisciplinary participation. View the guidelines here.
The Family Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) serves as the national representative and advocate for family-run organizations and their executive directors, and supports effective stewardship of family-run organizations.
The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is a national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families. It was conceived in Arlington, Virginia in February, 1989 by a group of 18 people […]
Families Together in New York State is the statewide family-run organization that represents families of children and youth with social, emotional, behavioral and cross-systems challenges. Our goal is to ensure that ALL children and youth have the support they need in order to succeed in their home, community and school.
This brief provides a summary of qualitative field data that was gathered to inform the implementation of a NYS Success pilot initiative designed to incorporate Wraparound within the context of Health Homes serving children and youth with serious behavioral health challenges in New York State. The data represented in this brief was collected from several […]
As part of an effort to produce regular quarterly briefs on the work being done in NYS Success communities, the NYSS Evaluation Team is pleased to share the following research briefs. These present the results of the Infrastructure Survey, in which counties report recent changes in areas such as: collaborations, finances, policies, and youth and […]
In order to aid counties in adopting youth-guided practices, the evaluation team worked in conjunction with YOUTH POWER! to develop a research brief on youth-guided care. This research brief offers information on how youth are currently involved in their counties’ activities and some tips on implementing more youth-guided care. Download the brief here ~ Youth-Guided […]
Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Primary Health Care Services
This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural and linguistic cultural competence in health, mental health and human service settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of beliefs, attitudes, values and practices which foster cultural and linguistic competence at the individual or practitioner level. There […]
Provision of “culturally competent” medical care is one of the strategies advocated for reducing or eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. This report identifies five domains of culturally competent care that can best be assessed through patients’ perspectives: 1) patient–provider communication; 2) respect for patient preferences and shared decision-making; 3) experiences leading to trust or […]