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 […]
Trends in Juvenile Justice State Legislation 2011-2015 Caring for Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System – Improving Knowledge and Skills Better Solutions for Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System Family Resources Inventory – An Overview of Resources for Family, Youth, and staff Merging Care with Control Brief […]
Ontario County Youth Court began 16 years ago as a diversion program for first time, juvenile (ages 10-18) offenders who admitted guilt to a non-violent violation or misdemeanor. The intent was to to not only lighten the burden of Probation and Family Court, but to create a program that would prevent recidivism. Youthful offenders have the […]
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 ~ 12:00PM – 1:00PM Webinar Alert: Risk-Need-Responsivity: Managing Risk and Mental Health for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth Research indicates that the old adage of “doing the time for the crime” does not have an appreciable impact on re-offending. This is particularly the case for young offenders; a group for which deeper penetration into […]
Written By|John Rosiak|Thomas Zugibe Background The leaders of Rockland County, NY—a diverse amalgam of working class neighborhoods that makes up a bedroom community for many of New York City’s public servants—had a problem when it came to young people. They knew that each agency that served youth—juvenile probation, social services, mental health, and the schools—had […]