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#TEXT4 Caregivers

With funding from the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Parent to Parent of NYS is pleased to introduce our latest initiative, Text4Caregivers. Text4Caregivers is a free text service that distributes timely and relevant self-care and stress-management support via text messaging. As a caregiver, you take care of others; this service exists to remind you to take care of you.

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ABLE Accounts: 10 Things You Should Know

ABLE Accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families. The beneficiary of the account is the account owner, and income earned by the accounts will not be taxed. Contributions to the account made by any person (the account beneficiary, family and friends) will be made using post-taxed dollars and will not be tax deductible, although some states may allow for state income tax deductions for contribution made to an ABLE account.

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ACR Health Hotline

Provides various support groups for Leisbian, Gay, Bisexual and Questioning youth ages 13-25 and Transyouth ages 5-25 as well as Family Support will a Credentialed Family Peer Advocate for Families of Transyouth.

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Addiction Recovery Resources

This website provides links to support groups and resources for individuals in recovery, as well as information for their family and friends. Participation in these recovery programs is free.

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Alcohol Rehab Guide

The Alcohol Rehab Guide is an online resource created to help people struggling with an alcohol addiction find treatment when they need it most. The team at ARG is made up of recovering addicts and industry professionals who are dedicated to helping everyone find hope in recovery.

ARG provides life-saving information and guidance to help people suffering from alcoholism find and stay in recovery.

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Become a Family Peer Advocate (FPA)

Family Peer Advocates are valuable professionals within the child serving system. They are uniquely qualified to work with families based on their first-hand experience as the parent/caregiver of a young person with a social, emotional, behavioral, health, or developmental disability. This experience, combined with additional Parent Empowerment (PEP) training, allows them to provide peer support to parents of children with similar challenges.

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Become a Youth Peer Advocate (YPA)

Are you a young person who is between the ages of 18 and 30 years old with first-hand experience with mental health, special education, or foster care services? Are you curious about ways you could help a younger person who is facing some of the same challenges you faced?

If so, consider becoming a Youth Peer Advocate (YPA). Learn more about how you can use your own experience with recovery to make a positive impact in another young person’s life.

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Bravehearts - Motivating Others through Voices of Experiences (M.O.V.E.) NY

The mission of the Bravehearts is to empower young adults touched by the child welfare system to become active and authentic leaders in their own lives as they transition into adulthood.

Located in Westchester County, Bravehearts M.O.V.E. New York is the chapter-lead for the state and an authentic youth-led non-profit. They work to improve services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education and child welfare.

A Braveheart is any young adult, aged 14-26 who has overcome adversity, persevered through difficult times and come out as a stronger and wiser version of themselves.

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Caregiving: A Personal Story

Janice Fitzgerald tells her personal story of caregiving for her son, emphasizing the importance of caregiving, the importance of taking care of yourself, as well as the common emotions and struggles faced by families providing care for loved ones with disabilities.

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Children and Family Treatment and Support Services

The NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) designed Children and Family Treatment Support (CFTSS) brochures, fact sheets, posters and FAQs in multiple languages. CFTSS provides mental health and/or substance abuse services in NYS Medicaid for children ages birth to 21. Services can be provided at home, in the community, or wherever children/youth and their families feel comfortable.

Terms / Acronyms for:

support

Addictions/Dependencies Support Groups

Addictions/Dependencies Support Groups

Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups

Adoption Counseling and Support Services

Artistic/Creativity Support Groups

Assistive Technology Support Services Expense Assistance

Canine Crisis Support Teams

Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups

Case Management - Adult Home Supportive

Case Management - Supportive(SCM)

Child Custody/Support Related Support Groups

Child Support Program

College/University Entrance Support

Drug Dependency Support Groups

Dual Diagnosis Support Groups

Educational Support Services

Emotions Anonymous Support Groups

Employment/Retirement Related Support Groups

Families and Individuals Needing Support

Family Permanent Supportive Housing

Family Prison Visitation Support

Family Support Centers/Outreach

Family Support Recruitment/Referral

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Support Groups(GLBTQ)

Health Supportive Services

Health/Disability Related Support Groups

Higher Education Awareness/Support Programs

Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing

Homeschooling Support Groups

In Home Supportive Services Applications(IHSS Applications)

In Home Supportive Services Subsidies(IHSS Subsidies)

In Home Supportive Services Subsidy Recipients(IHSS Supportive Services Subsidy Recipients)

In Person Support Groups

Inclusion Support

Income Support and Employment

Individual and Family Support Services

Individual Supports and Services(ISS)

Inmate Support Services

Instructional Support Services

Internet Support Groups

Lifestyle/Transition Related Support Groups

Long Term Services and Supports(LTSS)

Mental Health Related Support Groups

Mental Health Support Services

Naturalization Support/Legal Services

Offender/Ex-Offender Support Groups

Older Adult/Disability Related Supportive Housing

Parent Support Groups

Parenting/Family Support Groups

Patient/Family Support Services

Postadoption Counseling and Support

Preadoption Counseling and Support

Secured Supportive Housing Units

Self Advocacy Support

State-Supported Schools

Stepfamily/Blended Family Support Groups

Support Apartment

Support Congregate

Support Groups

Support Housing Community Services

Support Program

Support Services

Supported Employment

Supported Living Services for Adults With Disabilities

Supported/Single Room Occupancy(SP-SRO)

Supportive Employment(SE)

Supportive Housing

Supportive Housing Expense Assistance

Supportive Housing Residents

Supportive Substance Abuse Services

Supportive Therapies

Telephone Support Groups

Wraparound Facilitation/Community Support

Youth/Student Support Groups

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Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council