Maine Parent Federation, Inc. (MPF) is the federally funded through the offices of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) as Maine’s Statewide Family Network. This project, called CANDO (Creating A Network for Diverse Opportunities), assists families of children and young adults with SED (Serious Emotional Disturbance) in Maine. The project focuses on strengthening the knowledge and capacity of families of youth with SED to act as agents of transformation in influencing the type and amount of services provided to them and their children. The project activities will enhance access to services and systems, improve outcomes, and ensure that services are driven by family voice, youth-guided, trauma informed and culturally competent.
The project serves all families of children with SED ages 0-21 with a special emphasis on working with youth and the underserved families living in poverty and Immigrant communities. Activities include the provision of information, education, training and technical assistance to promote increased advocacy for and access to the all systems of care.
Project goals are:
Through peer to peer support provided by MPF Maine families of youth and youth with SED will receive education to advocate for appropriate services to increase positive outcomes.
Project Objectives are:
May 12, 2021
March 10, 2021
March 7, 2021
March 2, 2021
March 1, 2021
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