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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Through the Statewide Family Network (SFN), UACF, in collaboration with other SAMHSA funded SFN programs is attempting to transform the mental health service delivery system into one that is youth and family-driven by implementing strategies to produce changes to youth and family members, mental health care providers, and mental health care policy and program decision-makers.  UACF’s program activities expand the voice, role, opportunity and impact of family and youth leaders in mental health system transformation and policy development; expand and promote training that will educate, e

quip and support family and youth leaders in service delivery and policy change; and build the capacity of community and regional coalitions and networks to work collaboratively on behalf of systems change for families, children and youth with serious emotional disturbance and their families.

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Become a member today and join our statewide network of parents, families, caregivers, and professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth!

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Have questions?

Visit our Resources section for more information on how to understand your child’s IEP, how to contact local legislators, or for help with locating a treatment facility in your neighborhood.

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The transition of AB 3632 to AB114

AB 3632 is now AB 144. What does this mean for your child’s IEP? 

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Need Immediate Help?

If you or a loved one is in immediate crisis, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

The UACF Hope Line is a message system for parents and caregivers that provides resources and connections to individuals in your community that may be able to assist you in finding appropriate support services for your child’s mental health needs. Feel free to leave a message on the UACF Hope Line and your call will be returned as promptly as possible.

Hope Line: 1-877-ASK-UACF (275-8223)