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The Texas Family Voice Network is where journeys unite to provide one common voice to promote successful outcomes for children’s mental health.

OUR “WISH” FOR TEXAS FAMILIES
If we, as the Texas Family Voice Network, had one wish for families whose children have behavioral health concerns, it would be that regardless of which system they start with in the community, there would be equitable access and funding, along with support services, which include resource navigation and family peer support. Family would be valued and encouraged to build collaborative relationships which allow them to be present at the levels and in all decision making.

I have gained knowledge, received peer to peer support, and gathered information that I might not have known was available at other sites. TxFVN is all about listening and sharing how to get involved, advocate and make a difference. Most importantly my voice is being heard!

Vena Wedge, Parent Liaison and Certified Family Partner of a multi-diagnosed son

Being a family leader in my community has afforded me the opportunity for my voice to be heard in many different ways. This role has allowed me to be transparent about the struggles and successes that I have experienced on my journey. Through sharing my story, it has also given me the opportunity to offer support and hope to other families. Lastly, I am able to provide honest feedback to agencies that serve families. All of these things, in my opinion, make family leaders an integral part of bringing about change within our communities.

Shequita Burrell