Family Involvement Resources

Access information on engaging and supporting family involvement within systems of care and identifying family members/caregivers in leadership roles, links to family involvement resources and Web sites, and answers to frequently asked questions about family engagement.

  • Publications
    Research, reports, issue briefs, and fact sheets on engagement and development of family involvement in systems of care.

  • Related Web Sites
    Organizations, resource centers, and clearinghouses with additional information on family involvement.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Brief answers to frequently asked questions often raised by system of care communities on topics such as how to become "family driven," how to develop a family organization, and how to provide family support services within a system of care.
  • Presentations
    Presentation PowerPoints on what family involvement in systems of care is and how to develop it.

What's New

The Impact of Family Visitation on Incarcerated Youth’s Behavior and School Performance: Findings from the Families as Partners ProjectPDF

Vera Institute of Justice (2013)

Shows the positive impact that family visitation has on youth in juvenile correctional facilities.

Coverage of Behavioral Health Services for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Significant Mental Health Conditions

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2013)

Describes the benefits of modalities, such as Wraparound, that have been found to be useful for youth involved with systems of care.

FAMILY Comes First: A Workbook to Transform the Justice System by Partnering With Families

Campaign for Youth Justice (2013)

Includes practical tools and resources for juvenile justice system practitioners invested in implementing a family-driven approach within juvenile justice.