This infographic displays the roles and principles of family-run organizations.
Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA)
“Family-run organizations have a rich history of connecting with families to share
information about services and supports available through their organizations.
Experienced family leaders contributed the following tips for effective outreach to
families based on their work in communities, regions and states.”
Each family is unique, leaving its members to be the only ones to define it – in their way, from their culture and through their truth. For children and youth with mental health needs, the definition is often complicated by circumstances that propel their journey among various living arrangements. The following resources are provided to highlight the unique needs of today’s diverse families.
Family engagement is an active partnership between families, service providers, and agencies which involves listening to what families have to say, engaging in two-way communication and seeing families as partners and allies in all child-serving systems of care. This infographic outlines 8 principles and practices for making this partnership effective.