ALERT – IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY FOR FAMILIES:
Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL). a family-run organization, is conducting a survey of families who have children or youth with special needs, especially behavioral health needs. The purposes of this survey are 1) to better understand the struggles families face in coordinating the many parts of their child or youth’s care. Click here to take the survey:
Health care reform is happening NOW across the country. Medicaid and private insurance companies are busy testing different ways to deliver care to children and adults alike. In many of these models, children, youth and parents are supposed to have a central role. These models of care (often called medical homes or health homes) are still under construction so it’s important to hear from you.
The survey should take 12 to 15 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey is a link to a raffle. There is a weekly drawing for $25 gift card.
The Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association, FREDLA, is a dynamic, new organization created by a group of Executive Directors of Family-Run Organizations (FRO) in the field of children’s mental health. A Family-Run Organization supports families whose children and/or youth experience mental, emotional, and/or behavioral health challenges. FREDLA will not be a direct service provider to these families, youth and children; instead, FREDLA will serve as a professional association to support those in leadership roles of the Family-Run Organization’s. With the health care environment in the country changing rapidly over the next several years placing new challenges upon Family-Run Organization Executive Directors, FREDLA will focus exclusively on the professional and leadership development of those who are in leadership roles of the Family-Run Organization’s, realizing that only strong leadership can ensure that these organizations will thrive.
FREDLA’s Mission: To empower and strengthen executive leaders of family-run organizations focused on the well-being of children and youth with mental health, emotional or behavioral challenges and their families.