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Program Information
Program Name: Alaska Youth and Family Network
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Frances Purdy
Address: 401 E. Northern Lights Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone #: (907) 770-4979
Fax #: (907) 770-4997
Email Address: ayfn@ayfn.org
Website URL: www.ayfn.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Support parents to navigate services for their children with behavioral health concerns, teach specialized parenting skills, teach wellness recovery management to all members of the family, advocate for a family/youth driven system of care
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Internal assessment of individual wellness skills and followup placement information (frequency of use residential services)
Program Mission Statement: Advocating for an effective and inclusive mental health & substance abuse treatment system for Alaskan families
Additional Information: AYFN outstations Peer Navigators at local behavioral health centers throughout the state to support family members, teach parenting classes and youth wellness & recovery management classes. Peer Navigators are also available for family members needing assistance with any system (education, housing, child protection etc). Peer Navigation is billed to Medicaid and funded by public and private grants. Family members are invited and supported in serving on local,state and national policy committees.

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