The Family Advocacy Network (FAN), a program at Mental Health America of the Triangle (MHAT), will offer "Parent Mentoring and Leadership" training on Saturday, September 13th, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Caramore Community, Inc., 550 Smith Level Road, Carrboro.
The training is for parents who have experience raising a child with mental health issues who want to learn skills so that they can support and assist other parents living in a similar situation.
Facilitated by FAN Advocates and members of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC), the training will teach skills in the areas of effective mentoring, how to identify needs and set expectations, communication using active listening skills, conflict resolution, how to organize and document important records, and more. The training is provided free of charge.
Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Participants should bring a bagged lunch and beverage. Lunch is not provided. To register, contact Julie Bailey, FAN Program Director, at 919-942-8083, ext. 2, or email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 11th. Registration will close when seating capacity is reached.
The FAN is a program utilizing best practice concepts based on System of Care core values emphasizing the importance of treatment delivery that's parent driven, family focused, youth guided, culturally competent and community based. FAN was developed as a program of MHAT in 2000 and operates to provide education, advocacy and one-on-one supports to parents raising children with mental health conditions, learning disabilities, high functioning Autism or are also court involved. For more information about the FAN program, visit www.mhatriangle.org.