RESOURCES FOR WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS FAMILIES

At The Support Network we believe that by empowering families to be a strong voice for themselves and their children we can together reduce stigma and achieve the best possible outcome in a child life.  We believe that our local, state, and national authorities should increase their knowledge about the importance of children’s emotional health and strive to create comprehensive, accessible services that will promote healthy child and youth development.  Below are a group of resources that we have pulled together to help empower families.

English Application for MA DMH Services:   http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dmh/forms/form-ca-application-english.doc

Spanish Application for MA DMH Services:   http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dmh/forms/form-ca-application-spanish.doc

www.PPAL.net:  The Massachusetts Family Voice for Children’s Mental Health

www.fcsn.org:  The Federation for Children with Special Needs:  Informing, Educating and Empowering Families

http://fcsn.org/mfv/  Massachusetts Family Voices @ the Federation is a state chapter of Family Voices, a national grassroots organization of families, friends and professional partners brought together by a common concern for children and youth with special health care needs.

www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dmh/   Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

www.doe.mass.edu  Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

www.mass.gov/edu/government/departments-and-boards/department-of-early-education-and-care/   Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

www.mass.gov/dph/  Massachusetts Department of Public Health

www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dds/  Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dcf/   Massachusetts Department of Children and Families

http://www.mass.gov/childadvocate/  Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate

https://www.hcfama.org/   Massachusetts Health Care for All

Concord MA Special Education Parent Advisory Council   Parent Advisory Council in Concord MA; great resources

www.mindfreedom.org  MindFreedom Support Coalition International: An international consumer/survivor/ex-patient-run human rights group in mental health that links over 100 grassroots organizations internationally.

www.m-power.org  Massachusetts People/Patients Organized  Massachusetts’ largest mental health consumer-run advocacy organization for Wellness Empowerment and Rights.

www.power2u.org  National Empowerment Center: One of five federally funded consumer/survivor/ex-patient-run mental health technical assistance centers, located in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

www.helpline-online.com   Find substance abuse services near you.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Anna Foundation Links:List of websites and resources from the Anna Foundation.

MindFreedom Support Coalition International: An international consumer/survivor/ex-patient-run human rights group in mental health that links over 100 grassroots organizations internationally.

Massachusetts People/Patients Organized: Massachusetts’ largest mental health consumer-run advocacy organization for Wellness Empowerment and Rights.

National Empowerment Center: One of five federally funded consumer/survivor/ex-patient-run mental health technical assistance centers, located in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Alcoholics Anonymous Speaker Tapes: AA speaker tapes available for download.

Alcohol and Drug Information: The Department of Health and Human Services and SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for alcohol and drug information.

Making Self Employment Work for People with Disabilities by Cary Griffin and David Hammis

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Recovery Music: Music inspiring recovery 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Smart Recovery: Science-based mutual help group, an alternative to 12-step.

Addictions and Trauma Recovery: Healing the Body, Mind, & Spirit
by Dusty Miller and Laurie Guidry

http://pasmiaction.tumblr.com/   Parents of Adults with Serious Mental Illness,

www.nebaworks.com  Supported employment as well as supporting the integration needs and rights of people with disabilities and/or employment challenges