NEW – Current Opportunities to Share Your Voice:
Michigan Healthy Transitions – PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN A SURVEY!
The Michigan Healthy Transitions project aims to improve access to treatment and support services for young adults ages 16 to 25, with a serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness. Young adults are commonly not connecting with available services as they transition into adulthood. We’d like to gather information from Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans, Community Mental Health Service Providers, and their stakeholders to find out why. If you’d like to learn more about this project, you can view the attached document or go to https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71550_2941_4868_7145_81755—,00.html. Your feedback will help the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services to understand the challenges that community-based mental health providers and their partners face when serving youth and young adults.The survey will take about 20 to 25 minutes to complete. To thank you for your time, you can enter a drawing for a chance to win one of two $100 Amazon Gift Cards!!!
Your individual responses are confidential. The information gathered will be provided in an aggregated summary and shared with partners within the Michigan Healthy Transitions Project. If you’d like to receive a copy of this summary and enter the Amazon gift card giveaway, a form at the end of the survey will provided to enter your contact information for follow-up. Information provided in the form will not be tied to your survey response.
Please feel free to share this opportunity with any youth, families or community partners that interact with youth and young adults who are receiving or interested in mental health services.
Deadline for responses is January 15, 2021. We appreciate your participation
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.
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!