Prevention & Support

ParentVOICE

Who is it for? 

Parents and caregivers of youth with emotional, behavioral and/or mental health concerns.

How does it help?

ParentVOICE offers support services for parents, caregivers and their youth.

Family Support Specialists

Family Support Specialists, also known as Family Partners, work closely with families who are navigating the education, child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems. They offer one-to-one support by preparing parents for and accompanying them to meetings with schools, service providers, and child & family teams. Family Partners also serve as an educational resource to parents and caregivers seeking ways to improve children’s ability to function successfully at home and in school.

Family Partners also offer Triple P:  Positive Parenting Program with tips, tools and strategies to help parents manage misbehavior and raise happy, confident kids and teens.

Get In Touch

Contact a Family Support Specialist

Real Talk, Real Support – Virtual Lunch & Learn for Parents/Caregivers

ParentVOICE program is beginning a new monthly lunch and learn series titled “Real Talk, Real Support.” The new virtual series for parents and caregivers will be led by MHA’s ParentVOICE Family Partners; some will feature guest speakers, and will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The topic will be presented during the first 30 minutes, followed by Q&A or support for up to 30 minutes.

Real Talk, Real Support groups are for parents and caregivers of struggling youth, which foster connections between others facing similar issues. In these monthly confidential gatherings, parents and caregivers gain emotional support, resources and coping strategies related to raising children with mental health challenges, social networks, and a feeling of empowerment.

2022 SCHEDULE

• August 17 – Introduction to Exceptional Children’s information: IDEA, 504 Accommodations, Individual Education Programs (IEPs), and Child Find
• September 21 – How Can Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Help YOU Become a Better Parent
• October 20 – How to get approved for an emergency Innovations slot
• November 16 – How to Prevent Burnout Through Self-care
• December 21- De-escalation and Preventing Crisis Situations at Home
• January 18, 2023 – Anxiety in Children and What Parents Can Do

Register Now

Contact a Family Partner to Register for Virtual Support Groups

Youth Support Groups

For youth ages 8-20 provide emotional and social support, workshops, and activities within a safe and structured environment.

SCHEDULE
  • Kids of Tomorrow (ages 8 – 13) – 2nd Tuesday at 5:30 PM on Zoom
  • ACTIVE Youth (ages 14-20) – 1st Thursday at 6:00 PM on Zoom

To Register

Contact MHA's Youth Engagement Specialist
Briana Richmond, MSW
brichmond@mhaofcc.org
704.565.3315

2021 Surgeon General’s Advisory: Protecting Youth Mental Health

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