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The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), has contracted with the National Alliance on Mental Illness Virginia to implement the Virginia Family Network Initiative. This network of families is committed to providing opportunities that support, educate, and empower other families with children and youth with mental health needs while also promoting family driven and youth guided policy throughout the child serving systems. The initiative is designed to “meet the family where they are” through activities such as providing support groups, training, resources, and mentorship from other families with children and youth with mental health needs. For more information and to learn how you can become involved with this initiative, visit the Virginia Family Network.