Examining the Relationship between Family-Run Organizations and Non-Family Organization Partners in Systems of Care
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family voice, family-run organizations, mental health system
Examining the Relationship between Family-Run Organizations and Non-Family Organization Partners in Systems of Care is a product of one of the system of care studies at the Research and Training Center (RTC) for Children’s Mental Health at the University of South Florida. These studies are being conducted over five years (2005-2009) to identify and examine critical implementation factors which support communities and states in their efforts to build effective systems of care to serve the needs of children and adolescents with, or at risk of, serious emotional and behavioral disturbances and their families.
This monograph is one of several products developed by Study 6: Examining the Role of Family Organizations in Developing Family Voice in Systems of Care, which focuses on how family voice and family-driven care, as represented and implemented through family-run organizations, contributes to effective systems of care. Other Study 6 products include (1) A Quick Guide for Self-Assessment of Family-Run Organizations in Systems of Care, a technical assistance tool for family-run organizations and their partners,2 and (2) The National Directory of Family-Run Organizations, an interactive web-based resource. Another of the RTC studies, Financing Structures and Strategies to Support Effective Systems of Care, also produced a family organization focused publication—Issue Brief 2: Effective Strategies to Finance Family and Youth Partnerships. All products are available at http://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/research/study/cfm.
Lazear, K., & Anderson, R. (2008). Examining the relationship between family-run organizations and non-family organization partners in systems of care. (RTC Study 6: Family organizations and systems of care series, 244-3). Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.