As part of the roll-out of FamilySmart™, the Institute of Families and the FORCE are establishing the BC FamilySmart Network, a structure and process that supports the shift in values, relationships and capacity necessary for youth and families to engage effectively with each other and with service systems. The BC FamilySmart Network is the first provincial network of a planned national “network of networks.”
The Institute of Families and the FORCE will be inviting youth, parents and family members with lived experience of child and youth mental health challenges to join the BC FamilySmart Network. We will be inviting service providers and policymakers to utilize the expertise of the BC FamilySmart Network to strengthen their own practice and, most importantly, to enhance the experience and outcomes for those using their services. We also want to acknowledge that many service providers are families with lived experience and we respect the variety of experiences people bring to the table and we hope that those with dual experiences and roles, will also join our BC FamilySmart Network.
- See more at: http://www.familysmart.ca/familysmart#sthash.isc0hEED.dpuf