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.

Interested in becoming trained and certified as a Family Partner? Learn more about the Family Partner Training Institute.

MHA’s Family Partner helped Maria understand Christian’s rights within the education system and how to document her interactions with the school. While he was in middle school, Maria documented 123 phone calls to school personnel. Maria said, “Without my Family Partner, I wouldn’t have been so brave or known what I needed to do or how to do it. She has been a lifesaver to me.” Read more about their journey to 8th grade graduation.

In this Two-Minute Video, MHA Family Partner Amy Dickey helps articulate the value of family support partners. Amy serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Youth, Family & Community Partnerships. This video was created for NC Youth & Family Voices Amplified.

Get In Touch

To Get Matched with a Family Partner
Cabarrus and Mecklenburg One-on-One Support Available
(704) 365-3454

2021 Surgeon General’s Advisory: Protecting Youth Mental Health

Read the Advisory Here
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