Who We Are / Purpose
Specific and Primary Purposes of the FSO
Provide peer support to families who have children with emotional, behavioral, mental health, developmental and substance abuse needs.
Develop training for both families and community members who are professional or nonprofessional who may come into contact with these children.
Dissemination of information to both families of children with special needs, and professional and nonprofessional members of the community who come into contact with these families.
Develop a good working partnership with the local CMO (Care Management Organization), other community agencies and system partners, to enhance the services provided to those Children and families with special needs.
Ongoing local system education through presentations and forums that impart role of FSO and communicate family friendly, parent/professional partnership messages to providers, Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), Juvenile Justice System (JJ), Schools, and Child Advocacy Organizations
FSO/CMO Strategic Partnership
Relationship Building activities to include ongoing meetings and collaborative efforts between CMO and FSO staff.
Creating family movement at the local level through an array of services designed to bring families together for support and information sharing, this includes information/ referral Warm line, peer support groups, family education forums, advocacy efforts and recruitment of volunteers.