Mental Health and Wellness

Services Provided by FRN

Family Peer Advocacy

Family Peer Advocates empower families to make informed decisions regarding the nature of supports for themselves and their child through: sharing information about resources, services and supports and exploring what might be appropriate for their child and family; exploring the needs and preferences of the family and locating relevant resources.

Residential Family Peer Advocacy Program

Residential Family Peer Support program provides a Family Peer Advocate to families who have children receiving services from the Elmwood Community Residence. The RFPA will serve as a critical link between a parent/caregiver and their local community based support providers throughout a child’s residential stay with the goal of ensuring that community connections are intact upon discharge.

Youth Peer Advocacy

Youth Peer Advocates use their lived experience to promote resiliency, recovery, wellness, and self-efficacy in young people and promote the practice of youth-guided and family-driven approaches.

Teen Scene

Teen Scene is a group of youth, ages 12-19, who meet once at least once a month and participate in a variety of events. Participants have the opportunity to express themselves through activities and projects relating to topics such as bullying, conflict resolution and other issues.

Bimonthly Parent Group

The Family Resource Network Support Group provides an opportunity for parents to network and build connections with other families who may have similar experiences raising children with a disability or challenge. The Support Group aims to support and empower families facing a variety of circumstances through workshops, projects and conferences.

Southern Tier Chapter of Families Together in New York State

As a Chapter of Families Together in NYS, FRN supports families with cross systems needs in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Broome counties by offering a support group in Oneonta, by distributing news from the statewide office, by facilitating arrangements for travel to the Legislative Luncheon and the Annual Families Together conference and by supporting regional families with complex issues.