The purpose of our Family Support program is to provide support and advocacy to youth and their families dealing with a mental health diagnosis. We provide support in areas such as navigating systems, accessing services and community resources, communication, developing self-advocacy skills, transportation, attending appointments and meetings, crisis intervention and developing natural support systems. This support can assist troubled youth and families to address emotions, behaviors and functioning issues in their daily lives, aiding them on their path to independence.
Family support services may be provided individually or in a group format and are offered most often in collaboration with therapy services and possibly with BHIS services. Family support specialists are regularly supervised by an independently licensed mental health professional. Contact is made at least four times each month with at least three being in person.