Announcing the Family Leadership Network!
A LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
POSITION TITLE: FAMILY LEADER
POSITION TYPE: VOLUNTEER
This is a volunteer position working with the Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Family Center) and Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center (Family to Family).
Reimbursement for participation is outlined in the Family Leadership Network’s Reimbursement Policy (included in Information Packet link above).
This position will serve on the Family Leadership Network (FLN) for a two-year term as defined in the FLN Operating Guidelines. This position was created through a collaborative partnership between the Family Center and Michigan Family to Family.
In recognition of the importance of family involvement, the FLN was created out of the common need to obtain diverse perspectives from families and receive input on programs and special projects. Family perspectives are highly valued and contribute to a better understanding of experiences with healthcare and other systems in Michigan.
For a full description of the required qualifications and responsibilities, see FLN Information Packet (above)
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and filled based upon vacancies. We are currently actively seeking applicants in Regions 2, 3, 6. 8, 9, 10. (see Prosperity_Map.)
Interested individuals should submit an application packet to:
The Family Center
Lewis Cass Bldg
320 S. Walnut, 6th Floor
Lansing, MI 48913
For questions please call the Family Center Phone Line at 800.359.3722.
Information about the Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
The Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Family Center) is the statewide parent-directed center within Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
The primary role of the Family Center is to offer emotional support, information and connections to community-based resources to families of children and youth with special health care needs. This includes all children who have, or are at an increased risk for: physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions. Children are not required to be enrolled in CSHCS to receive services from the Family Center.
The Family Center also provides parental perspectives and input on health care matters while focusing on families’ access to coordinated systems of care. The Family Center operates from a family-centered care approach and promotes family/professional partnerships at all levels of care. This ensures that families participate in the decision making process, and are satisfied with the services they receive.
- Information and Referrals
- Sibling Support/Workshops
- Bereavement Support
- Support for Family/Youth Transition
- Peer Support through Family Phone Line
- Quarterly Newsletters
- Conference Scholarships
- Parent-to-Parent Support Network
- Parent Mentor Trainings
- Connect families to community-based support services and resources
The Family Phone Line
The Family Phone Line is intended for parents, caregivers, guardians and professionals who:
- Want to be matched with a Parent Mentor
- Want to get information about Local, State or National Resources
- Would like information on how to apply for conference scholarships
- Need to speak to a Parent Consultant within the Family Center
- Require assistance with interpreting services
- Would like to obtain information on enrolling CSHCS
- Need help to resolve issues related to CSHCS
- Want to learn more about the Family Center or CSHCS
- Would like to refer a family to the Family Center and their services