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The Erie Family Alliance has merged with the Erie Family Center to better assess, support and meet the needs of caregivers raising children with system involvement or behavioral challenges throughout Erie County.
What is the Erie Family Alliance?
The Erie Family Alliance, formerly known as the Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), was established in December of 2017 with the support of the System of Care Initiative. The Erie Family Alliance, now under the direction of the Erie Family Center, serves as caregiver representatives from Erie County who advocate for children who have mental health diagnoses or behavioral or emotional challenges, and their families at local and state levels.
This year Erie Family Alliance members participated in the 6th Annual Trauma Informed and Resilient Communities Conference at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Alliance members informed the audience on the impacts of trauma on families through a panel discussion paired with a presentation on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). This year's conference theme was "Relationships: The Power to Heal."
Erie Family Alliance Events & Meetings
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of every month | Parent Network Committee Meetings
Families have unique insight and valuable suggestions. Your life experience as a caregiver of a child who experiences behavioral challenges or mental health issues can be used to inform services and supports. Together a strong family voice, effective advocacy, and adequate professional development opportunities can create ideas and actions that will better inform how other children and families seek and receive care. Join us at our next meeting! No registration required and all are welcome.
Coming Soon | Act Training for Parents
Act is an evidence-based violence prevention training curriculum for caregivers of children, which was developed by the American Psychological Association (APA). The program last several sessions and teaches: positive role modeling of relationships and communication in the home, how to teach children healthy coping and problem solving skills, ways to respond not react to a child's behaviors, social media and internet safety, and basic developmental information for the ages and stages of children birth through age 10.
Coming Soon | Agents of Change
Agents of Transformation is designed to build parent/family local and state leadership, mobilize communities who want to build family driven systems of care for their children and youth who are at risk, or have emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges.
THANK YOU!! | TUFF Road Map Training
Thank you to all who attended the September 14th training! Team Up For Families (TUFF) is a step-by-step course that empowers families to get better health, education, and insurance services. Discover simple strategies used by families who share your experiences. All participants receive a free workbook. This training is FREE and lunch is provided!
Thank you for joining us on Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2019!
On Friday May 10th, 2019, Erie Family Alliance, and the Youth Impact Committee, hosted an Awareness Walk in Perry Square. Over 50 community members participated in this 2nd annual event