Seminole System of Care has three key programs that focus on supporting youth and families in need of mental health services in our community. By increasing the awareness of mental health and removing the stigma surrounding it – we are better able to serve those in the community that are suffering in silence.
Above and Beyond is providing services and community support for families of children with behavioral needs through the Wraparound process.
Children and youth ages 13-21 with intensive emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges typically have multiple needs, and their families often require broad-based community support. The wide variety of agencies and services in the system of care that serves these youth and their families may include mental health, education, vocation, substance abuse, child welfare and juvenile justice.
Working with these many different agencies and services can get confusing or even downright frustrating. Wraparound is an approach that brings everyone together to help ease that confusion. The family is at the heart of it all, driving every decision.
The Wraparound process supports families of youth with complex needs, especially those for whom traditional services have not typically been successful. Wraparound is a voluntary process. There is no cost to the family.
The Wraparound Facilitator and Family Advocate work with the youth and family to bring together a team of individuals who will work together to create a plan of action to meet their specific needs. To achieve goals laid out in the Wraparound plan, the team develops and implements a customized set of strategies, supports and services. Plans are regularly reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs of the youth and his or her family. The team works toward goals included in the Wraparound plan until they agree that a formal Wraparound process is no longer required.
Youth WRAP is a tool used to stay well through identifying:
Youth WRAP will also help create a crisis and post-crisis plan to implement. WRAP and Wellness Programs are offered in our community to professionals and youth, and in partnership with Seminole County Public Schools. It is offered to groups within schools and training personnel.
Federation of Families of Central Florida provides support, advocacy and education to children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families.
Federation of Families of Central Florida also hosts MY LIFE, a youth group for those experiencing mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, and/or foster care related issues, who are between the ages of 13 and 23. MY LIFE empowers youth to use their voices and experiences to create positive change for themselves, other youth and their communities. They feature inspirational speakers, uplifting entertainment, fun activities, free food, and information on a variety of topics important to youth. MY LIFE and all related activities in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties are presented in partnership with Magellan Complete Care. For more information, please contact Aleyshka Vigil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Respite care is a system of temporary supports and temporary relief for families caring for a family member who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home. Are you in need of Respite care or have questions regarding getting involved with Federation of Families of Central Florida? Please contact Dawn Wadle at email@example.com.