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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.
Current Listing of Support Groups for Parents with Children and Youth with Mental Health Needs More groups are forming! Stay tuned for details!
Contact Stephany Melton Hardison, Project Director, at SMelton@namivirginia.org or (804) 285-8264 x 206 for more information
Upcoming Trainings and Events
HopeVoice: Activity-based Youth Group!
WHEN: Every other Wednesday from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, (please note this is an on-going project and does not have an end date).
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: 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?
Youth will have the opportunity to engage in fun activities and develop relationships with other teens! We will be utilizing a number of different media outlets such as video, photography, music and social media for self-expression and community outreach!
Pizza and refreshments will be served. Cost of Group – Free!
To sign up and for more information, contact Amanda Long, email@example.com or 804-285-8264 ext. 211.
Monthly Webinar Series:
We are taking December off, but we hope that you join us for January's Topic!
January's Topic: "Virtual Open House: Overview of the Virginia Family Network and its Programs for Families, Youth, and Communities"
WHEN: Wednesday, January 8th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WHO: Anyone who cares about children and families, including parents/caregivers/family members, advocates and professionals
What is the Virginia Family Network? What do you do for families and youth? What types of training and resources do you offer for families and professionals? This webinar is an opportunity to learn more about what we do for families and youth and how we can work together to offer more supports for families and grow the family voice in Virginia!