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Children's Mental Health

Family Inclusion

Florida's Children's Mental Health program is fully committed to the value of family involvement. We strongly believe that families must be included in all decisions regarding the planning and provision of mental health services for their children. It is the responsibility of all who work within the system of care to make every effort to assure families have a strong voice and are actively involved in the decisions being made that impact their child and family.

Additionally, we are equally committed to including families in policy-making. Since families have personal experience with the service delivery system, they provide a reality base for policymakers, a fresh perspective on how the system of care is serving their children, and ideas for improving services.

The following organizations are strong advocates for children and families:

See our Resources page for a list of organizations that are strong advocates for children and families.