The UACF Parent Leadership Institute empowers families to coach, mentor, lead, and use their ‘lived experience’ to bring positive transformation to the mental health system through training, technical assistance, and peer support.
Effective advocacy is a very important part of what we do at UACF. Our programs have been designed to empower parents, families, and caregivers to not only advocate on behalf of their child or youth, but to provide awareness and education on the issues and legislation that affects children and youth with mental health challenges.
Ending the stigma associated with mental illness is a personal choice. We have to decide for ourselves that each mind really does matter. Each one of us must determine what we will do to make a difference.
Now is your chance to make your own personal Each Mind Matters pledge!
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If you or a loved one is in immediate crisis, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
The UACF Hope Line is a message system for parents and caregivers that provides resources and connections to individuals in your community that may be able to assist you in finding appropriate support services for your child’s mental health needs. Feel free to leave a message on the UACF Hope Line and your call will be returned as promptly as possible.