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Virginia Family Network
What is the Virginia Family Network?
The Virginia Family Network is a grassroots network of families committed to providing opportunities that support, educate, and empower other families with children and youth with mental health needs while also promoting family driven and youth guided policy throughout the child serving systems. The initiative is designed to “meet the family where they are” through activities such as providing support groups, training, resources, and mentorship from other families with children and youth with mental health needs.
Contact Stephany Melton Hardison, Project Director, at SMelton@namivirginia.org or (804) 285-8264 x 206 for more information
Upcoming Trainings and Events
WHEN: Every Monday from 5pm - 7pm, starting April 15th, 2013 - ending May 20th, Please note that the group is now meeting on Mondays, not Wednesdays!
WHERE: Interstate Office Park, 2104 West Laburnum St., Richmond, VA 23227
WHO: Teens, Ages 12 - 18, who personally have a mental health condition or have a parent or sibling with a mental health condition
WHAT: Six weeks youth group
Do you have a parent or sibling with a mental health condition or have you yourself experienced mental health challenges?
Would you like to meet and talk with other teens who are going through what you are going through?
Using digital media, such as pictures, music, and video, participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences with their peers, and in the end, each participant will walk away with their own digital story!
Pizza and refreshments will be served. Cost of Group – Free!
To sign up and for more information, contact Amanda Long, firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-285-8264 ext. 211.
Registration ends Saturday April 13th, 2013.
Save the Date for Children's Mental Health Awareness Day! May 9, 2013!
Stay tuned for more details on how you can get involved and for a complete listing of events happening throughout Virginia!
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 10am - 4pm, Registration starts at 9am
WHERE: Crowne Plaza, Downtown Richmond, 555 E. Canal St., Richmond, VA 23219
WHO: Parents of children and youth with mental health needs/Administrators/Policy makers/Mental health providers/Anyone interested in children and youth mental health needs
Join Virginia Family Network for our upcoming Family and Youth Leadership Summit! Network with other parents and youth to share common stories of living with mental health challenges. Hear from our dynamic keynote speaker, gain valuable leadership development opportunities, gather resources on mental health and the family, enjoy lunch on us, and much more!
Lunch will be served, and this event is FREE!
Also, child care stipends and travel stipends are available, but registration is required! Please be aware that any stipends will be mailed after the training, but if you need them before hand, we can make arrangments to do so. Just let us know!
Questions? Contact Melissa Hammond at email@example.com or 804-285-8264, ext. 209
More details to come, so stay tuned!
Registration ends Monday, May 13, 2013, so register today!