Family Resource Facilitators
A Model for Strengthening Families and Building Communities
Family Resource Facilitators (FRFs) play a key role in developing a formalized, family-driven and child-centered public mental health system in the State of Utah. They are trained family members who develop working partnerships with the Community Mental Health Center staff to represent family voice at service delivery, administration and policy levels.
FRFs provide referrals to local resources and programs; advocacy for culturally appropriate services; links to information and support groups; and, family wraparound facilitation. These services provide increased family involvement at all levels and improve outcomes for families and communities where they live.
Each Family Resource Facilitator receives standardized training, coaching, and supervision by the members of the Utah Family Coalition (Allies with Families, NAMI Utah, and New Frontiers for Families) who work together to:
- Train, coach, and support the FRFs
- Ensure fidelity to the program and the wraparound model
- Promote family engagement
- Promote systems of care values and principles statewide
Family and Youth Guides to Wraparound
These guides are an excellent resource for youth and families considering the wraparound process