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Family Training & Advocacy Center (FTAC)

The Family Training & Advocacy Center (FTAC) provides support to families and family groups dealing with a loved one's behavioral health and/or addiction issues. With extensive staff experience in behavioral health advocacy and teaching, the Family Training and Advocacy Center provides education support to families and training to stakeholders and care providers in the behavioral health community.

  • The primary responsibilities of the Family Training and Advocacy Center include:
  • Coordinating family support groups
  • Providing staff support and leadership to the Family Resource Network, which provides education and support services to family members
  • Developing and providing training programs for behavioral health providers and other stakeholders, such as:
  • Criminal justice professionals, including police, corrections officers and parole/probation officers
  • Mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, social workers, case managers, residential workers and managed care professionals
  • Government agencies
  • Providing county policy makers and families with updates on legislation that affects the behavioral health system
  • Active participation in OMHSAS and OMPAP committees that affect service delivery of behavioral health services
  • Supporting county government in addressing behavioral health/forensic issues by providing consultation on new program development and specific forensic issues
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