NEW – Current Opportunities to Share Your Voice: Parents/Youth/Young Adults – The following partners want to hear from you:
- ACMH Telehealth Survey – Families, Youth and Young Adults who have utilized Telehealth to Access Mental Health Services During the Pandemic- We Need You to Share Your Experience & Perspectives About Telehealth! Click here to learn more or link directly to the survey link here.
- Youth Leadership Opportunity
There are still a few seats on the ACMH Statewide Youth Advisory Committee YAC and a few weeks left for youth who might be interested in participating to apply. Seats on the ACMH Youth Advisory Committee are open to Michigan youth, ages 15-20 who are passionate about mental health issues and have had or are currently experiencing a mental health or behavioral challenge. Applications are due by September 25, 2020. Click here to learn more and apply today. YAC is excited to be welcoming new members into their group and plan to host a special event in October for everyone to get to know one another!
- Parent Views on Distance Learning Survey
The Education Trust-Midwest is surveying Michigan parents to better understand what is working, what is not working, and what parents and students need when it comes to distance and online learning. The information shared by parents will help inform Michigan educators and policymakers, and is critical to understanding how school closures are impacting student learning at home. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YDQJ32J
ACMH Supporting Future Family Leaders!
ACMH’s dream is that ALL Michigan children and youth with serious emotional disturbance and their families live in safe, welcoming communities with access to needed services and supports.
We know the best way to accomplish this task is to empower parents and youth, strengthen family voice and enhance and expand family driven and youth guided practices by continuing to promote Michigan families as the primary decision maker in the care of their own children and policies which govern the care for all children and youth throughout Michigan.
Our overarching strategy for all of the work that we do is supporting the development of family leaders throughout Michigan by providing information, support, training, leadership and networking opportunities. These opportunities not only support family members to effectively meet the day to day mental health needs of their children; but also to use their ‘voice of experience’ to help advocate for their child and shape and improve mental health services for all children & their families.
ACMH conducts a variety of activities to help develop family leaders across the Michigan, including:
- Hosting local and statewide Parent Leadership Camps & Series
- Hosting Youth Leadership Trainings & Networking Opportunities
- Identifying new parent & youth leaders to connect to leadership and advocacy roles in children’s mental health
- Offering training and education sessions on topics of interest for families in targeted areas of the state to increase connections and networking opportunities for families and improve family and youth capacity for self and systems advocacy
- Conducting training and technical assistance to local communities interested in developing, implementing and supporting Parent Support Groups or other parent leadership opportunities in their community
- Supporting the work of the Statewide Youth & Parent Advisory Committees in Michigan.
ACMH believes that building a strong network of family leaders across Michigan is the most effective strategy to spread awareness about the real issues of children and youth with mental health challenges and their families!
Click on the links to the right to learn more & get empowered with ACMH Family Leadership opportunities!