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Amplifying NC Youth and Family Voices

Our Mission

Our mission is to amplify the voice of NC’s youth and families in systems and services that support their mental health and well-being. We do this through education, community partnerships, and support to enhance family-driven and youth-led care.

Our Vision

We envision a North Carolina where children, youth, and families are living their best lives. When they need help, their voices and needs guide the way.

Our Work

NC Youth and Family Voices Amplified provides the following services and resources:

  • Provide trainings for Family Partner National Certification and Youth Leadership Certificates
  • Training and certification for Family Partners and Youth Peer Support Providers across North Carolina
  • Technical assistance to Youth and Family Peer Support Providers, as well as the agencies that employ them
  • Collaboration activities to advance the System of Care framework across child- and family-serving systems in North Carolina
  • In-person and on-line outreach to youth and families to promote mental health and access to services and support
  • Recruitment of prospective new Family Partners and Youth Peer Support Providers
  • Advocacy for youth and families to be at the table when decisions are made about systems and services that impact their lives

News & Events

Meet Our Team

Willow Burgess-Johnson

Program Manager

Chandrika Brown

Collaboration Coordinator

Kara Lynch

Communication & Outreach Coordinator

Frederick Douglas

Family Training Coordinator

Kyle Reece

Youth Training Coordinator

What if I am in crisis right now?

Though NC Youth and Family Voices Amplified does not offer crisis services as part of our program, we know how vital it is to get help when critical situations arise.

If you, or someone you know, are currently experiencing a medical or life-threatening crisis, here’s how to access help now:

  • Call your doctor
  • Call 911 for emergency services
    • Go to your nearest emergency room