What Not to Expect

Guest blog by Stacey Spiehler, President-elect, Families as Allies Board When we’re pregnant with our children, we have hopes, expectations, dreams, whatever they may be called. An entire sector of…

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In Loving Memory of Jack Schweitzer

by Joy Hogge This past October the world lost an amazing, charming, larger-than-life advocate and icon when the much-beloved founder of Families as Allies, Tessie Schweitzer, passed away far too…

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Check Out This IEP Checklist

This month, as part of our ongoing series on the Procedural Safeguards, we have been focusing on supporting families dealing with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). IEPs and the IEP process can…

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The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center

"The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center is the nation’s first Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded Center of Excellence focused on supporting families and caregivers of children, regardless…

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How Can Making A Plan (MAP) Teams Help Families?

The term "System of Care" is defined as "a spectrum of effective, community-based services and supports for children and youth with or at risk for mental health or other challenges and…

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