Are you a family leader with lived experience as a primary caregiver of a child, youth, or young adult with mental health or substance use need? Are you working in a role that fosters and supports family engagement in agency practice and policy decisions?
Are you interested in connecting with other family leaders working in similar roles to expand and enhance your skills and knowledge?
Whether you are new to your role or you have been in the family movement for many years, the Family Exchange is for you!
This series is a peer networking group to share experiences, innovative and effective practices, skills and knowledge, solution to barriers and challenges, and key information supporting your role as family leaders.
The group is facilitated by experienced family leaders from the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) who foster peer connections; provide access to resources and technical assistance; and support participants to further family engagement within their agency, community, or state.
In today’s climate, there are multiple opportunities for families to share their voice of experience. During this session, we will have an interactive discussion around strategies to engage and incorporate family voice and experience to effect or support policy and program changes. Participants will explore how to incorporate these strategies into their current efforts and learn the importance of family voice at all levels of programmatic, policy, and practice changes.