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Online Young Adult Panelists

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) is looking for people to participate in an ongoing advisory group.

The group is being developed as part of the System of Care (SOC) project. The SOC project is a state-wide project on children’s mental health. The goal of the project is to expand selected services to better meet the needs of children and families.

This project is also working to increase family and youth voice in the children’s mental health system and creating services that meet the cultural and language needs of families being served.

Who: Young adults 18 – 22 living with a mental health disorder. Young adults ages 16 – 17 may also be eligible with parent/guardian permission.

What: The group will provide input on the development of services and policies related to children’s mental health. Input from young adults will be provided to county and state leadership.

Group members will be given a $20-$40 Target gift card depending on how much input and time is needed for a response. An introduction training will be provided to participants.

Examples:
● Provide recommendations on specific service implementation
■ How can providers make wraparound meetings more accessible for families (i.e. meeting times and places, demeanor of staff, meeting preparation, etc.)
● Respond to questions/concerns from the counties
● Provide feedback and recommendations on policy changes

When: Ongoing through September 2021. As questions and opportunities to gain input arise, advisory group members will be notified and given a two week window to respond.


Where: Statewide! Group members will provide input over email, phone call, video chat, survey, in-person (if convenient) etc. In-person participation is not required.

How: If you are interested in becoming an advisory group member, please fill out our online form.

Questions? Please email Matt Jenson, Director of Arts and Youth Engagement, at mjenson@macmh.org.

Note: The maximum number of advisory group members is 30. Submitting an interest form does not guarantee a spot on the advisory group. MACMH are committed to creating an advisory group that reflects the diversity of Minnesota, including but not limited to location (rural and metro), race and ethnicity, and diagnosis.