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Three Great Panels on System of Care Coordination Aug 31 and Sept 1

Parent Peer Support and Resilience Promotion with Marjorie Cook, Parent Peer Advocate, Greenleaf, and Tamisha McKenzie, Parent Peer Support Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, NAMI Ohio, will host a workshop session on Aug 31st @ 10:30AM, discussing the inclusion of parent peer support services in a complete system of care for youth and their families.

Families of youth with complex multi-system needs benefit from the support of other parents who have lived through and successfully navigated system policies and barriers. The workshop will share a resiliency promotion approach created by youth and families.


Family and Children First Panel moderated by Sarah LaTourette, Executive Director of Ohio Family and Children First. The Systems of Care Approach to Working with Families. Aug 31st @ 1:00PM. Panelists: Megan Kimberlin, M.S., Wraparound Coordinator, Sandusky County Family and Children First Council; David Kontur, Director, Lucas County Family and Children First Council; Sharon George, Director, Seneca County Family and Children First Council.

The workshop will address effectiveness of wrap-around and service coordination, including how to serve children and families in a way that is family driven, community-based, builds on family strengths, and provides care and support that is individualized to the specific strengths and needs of each child and family.


Power and Influence: How Youth Voice and Peer Support can be Resources for Your Agency, hosted by Angela Lariviere, YouthMOVE Ohio Director, NAMI Ohio. Sept 1st @ 10:15AM. Panelists will be youth leaders who will discuss the importance of youth voice within an agency and youth peer support.

They will share their experiences as youth advocates including participation in program planning and policy. Hear ideas for effectively supporting, training, and utilizing youth leaders in your agency, including Ohio's Certification process, and Certified Youth Peer Supporters.


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