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Pathways RTC and the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) are collaborating on a new national survey of family members and young adults who receive or have received support to document the kinds and amount of support – financial, emotional and other help – that families and other allies provide for young people with behavioral health needs during the transition years (16–25 years old). This information will inform youth- and family-run organizations, policy makers and service planners about the needs and preferences of both young people and their families.
You are invited to participate in this survey if you:
have experience as a family member or ally of a young person with behavioral health challenges for whom you provided support during their transition years.
you are a young adult currently 18 years or older who experienced behavioral health challenges during your transition years, and you received support from a family member or ally during that time.

For the purpose of this survey, "family member/ally" could be a parent, foster parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, sibling, family friend or other adult ally.

Join us in Albany for Family Empowerment Day and make your voice heard!

Every year, hundreds of families, young people, and advocates from across the state gather together in Albany to deliver a crucial message to our state leaders: put children first this budget.

On March 10th, 2020, we will return to remind our elected officials that budgets are a moral document and children are our future. Together, we will demand our state priorities reflect that.

Network with other families and young people with lived experience.
Hear powerful speakers and awardees.
Engage with legislators and government officials.
Learn about important policy issues and get involved!
Discover how you can make a difference in your community!

FTNYS applauds the incredible advocacy of the NYS Kinship Navigator and leadership of FTNYS board member Gerard Wallace for fighting to pass this important piece of legislation.

Now, New York social services workers must provide all of the options available when engaging with relatives caring for a child. As co-leads of CHAMPS-NY, we look forward to ensuring relatives and foster we receive the support they need to best care for children in their care.

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Free CFTSS Provider Trainings

As new services to NYS, Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) providers must familiarize themselves with new strategies to support children and families, while assuring quality and compliance in service provision, in addition to cultivating skill sets to support specialized service provision to children and their families within their natural environment. OMH has partnered with the Sidney Albert Training & Research Institute to deliver a one-day training aimed to support CFTSS providers in providing quality, child-centered, family-focused services while remaining aware of the necessary requirements set forth by NYS.

Register HERE for a training near you