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April 2016 bulletin. Plus, view this compelling photo essay on what anxiety feels like.
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Mental health and substance abuse Florida reform bills get approval

The focus of this year’s bill is a “no wrong door” policy, so that people who need mental-health or substance-abuse treatment can get it no matter how they enter the systems — whether through criminal offenses or personal crises. To do that, the bill would create central receiving facilities to function as single points of access to emergency care and intervention services. The bill also would “align” the Baker Act and the Marchman Act, two state laws dealing with involuntary commitment.
Read more.

Photos that show what anxiety feels like

A Louisiana photography student decided to take a series of photos to show what anxiety feels like. You may find this photo essay quite compelling. Look at the pictures here.

Medicaid expansion and mental health

Expanding Medicaid could allow more than 300,000 Floridians to gain access to treatment for mental illness and substance abuse, according to a new federal government report. Read more.

Here's everything we're doing in April

  • Our Get Your Money Right series for youth will continue throughout April. Learn about the process of banking, opening credit cards, investment accounts, and how to be fiscally responsible.
  • We'll be providing another Youth Mental Health First Aid training. Contact us at info@fofmiami.org for more information and to register.
  • We'll be hosting a résumé building workshop in Hiatian Creole!
And more! Make sure to click on the calendar below to expand it!

Congrats new Mental Health First Aiders!

This month, we hosted yet another youth mental health first aid training after our first session was packed full! We'd like to congratulate all participants who walked away with their certificates, better equipped to respond in crisis situations.

FOF participated at resource fair


On March 17, Federation of Families lent its support to the community by providing resource information at Gwen Cherry Park for the Farm Free Share Food Distribution Resource Fair.

Remember: FOF is hosting its own Finding Help Finding Hope community resource fair on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Email us for more info.

Latin Heat Workout still brings… the heat!


Latin Heat Workout continues to be a mainstay with Youth & Family Center participants. Don't miss out—sign up for one of our classes today!

Birthday celebrations!


We always appreciate when we can take just a short break to celebrate the little things. This month: Rocío's birthday coincided with St. Patrick's Day! Needless to say, the office was plenty green for the occasion. Happy birthday, Rocío!
The Youth & Family Center is a haven for the South Florida community with a focus on young adults and families with mental health and substance abuse experiences. Housing Federation of Families, Beyond Empowerment, and Youth M.O.V.E. Miami, the Youth & Family Center provides workshops, presentations, and programs to better the wellness of our participants through trainings, support, and enrichment activities, completely free to the community.
Federation of Families Miami-Dade Chapter • Youth M.O.V.E Miami • Beyond Empowerment

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111 NW 183rd Street, Ste. 110
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
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