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Division of Behavioral Health Services
Family Run Organizations
Over the past ten years, Family Run Organizations have evolved from grassroots advocacy organizations to become nationally recognized, statewide organizations providing advocacy, support, training, mentoring, and behavioral health services across the State. Family Run Organizations actively collaborate with the ADHS/DBHS and their local RBHAs in policy making committees and workgroups to help promote "voice and choice" for youth and families at all levels of the system. Family Run Organizations are leaders in engaging parents and youth and providing an avenue for supporting each other and working to develop skills for those who wish to become involved in the system of care as Parent Support Partners or Youth Mentors or to become involved in committees and workgroups.
- Mentally Ill Kids in Distress (MIKID)
- Provides services throughout the state of Arizona for families whose child receives services through the public behavioral health system.
- Provides telephonic support for any Arizona family at 1-800-356-4543.
- Family Involvement Center (FIC)
- Provides a number of family education programs, trainings, services and support to youth and their families in Maricopa County.
- Parent Assistance Line: 602-288-0155.
- Examining the Relationship Between Family-Run Organizations and Non-Family Organization Partners
- Quick Guide for Self-Assessment of Family-Run Organizations in Systems of Care
- Youth Involvement in Systems of Care: A Guide to Empowerment
- Family and Youth involvement in the Children' s Behavioral Health System
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)