Family Smart’s mandate is to support and empower families and work collaboratively with professionals and systems in understanding and meeting the mental health needs of families.
◦promotes child and youth mental health
◦provides families with information and skills on how to manage their child’s worries and anxiety
◦shares information on what services or supports are available for families in child & youth
◦provides information to professionals on topics related to child and youth mental health from a parent’s perspective
◦partners with others in creating information and resources that promote awareness and collaboration in child and youth mental health
◦provides information to families that will enable them to know, and seek out, who does what and where to look for services and resources
◦shares our own experiences and knowledge with others to exchange strengths and knowledge
◦promotes prevention, early identification, and appropriate interventions.