October 10th, 2009
Tri-County Network of Care Supports Self-Care and Emotional Wellness
Maine Children’s Behavioral Health Services, Thrive System of Care Initiative and The Community Collaborative for Children, Youth and Families of Tri-County announce the launch of Tri-County Network of Care (www.tricounty.me.networkofcare.org).
Network of Care is a breakthrough, multi-lingual website empowering families and youth who are exploring physical and emotional wellness. The site is a community-based resource with “no wrong doors” for researching mental health issues, storing and controlling access to health information, and advocating directly with legislators. Site features include:
▪ An easily searchable regional mental health service directory
▪ Confidential, HIPPA-compliant folders for family health information
▪ Social networking forums for peer-to-peer support
▪ The latest nationwide mental health news
▪ 30,000 articles on mental illness, medications, recovery and more
▪ Advocacy and legislative information
Providers can use the site’s message boards and community calendars to share challenges and ideas, and brainstorm system of care solutions within their own agency or in collaboration with other entities.
The site is accessible regardless of literacy or income level through a text-only version and other adaptive technologies, including large print sizes. It is fully ADA-compliant, Bobby-approved and available in several languages, including French, Italian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Please join us in promoting this valuable resource for empowering families and improving the coordination of care in Maine! For further information, please contact: Melanie Swift at 782-5783 x1611 or email@example.com