Youth, Family, and Community Engagement
RCCMHC supports youth, family and community
engagement in the following areas:
Caregiver and Youth Leadership
Family Education & Whole Family Support
Community Outreach and Trainings
Family Wellbeing & Respite Events
For more information, contact our Director of Family & Community Engagement, Marika Reese firstname.lastname@example.org
Activites are open to ALL Ramsey County families with a child who is experiencing emotional/behavioral challenges. Some activites with limited space are offered with a first-come first-served registration.
Providers can refer a familiy or families can self-refer. REFERAL FORM
Our approach to youth, family and community engagement was developed by local families/community.
It is grounded in 7 foundational ideas developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy: 1) the two-generation approach, 2) consideration of culture, 3) the strengths-based perspective, 4) the biology of stress, 5) resilience theory, 6) a focus on well-being, and 7) the nature of risk and protective factors. Strengthening Families Framework
It also builds on the concept of empowering families and communities to recognize their own ability to make change and create spaces for healing, belonging, and hope.
The concept is simple.
LISTEN. UNDERSTAND. RESPOND.
Our Family and Community Engagement has grown from approx. 5 parents in 2013 to 700+ families in 2019.