Consumer & Family Coordination

 

In 2004, Nebraska’s State Legislature adopted LB 1083, the Nebraska Behavioral Health Services Act, which identified the following purposes:

 -Ensure services are consumer focused;

 -Create services that emphasize beneficial outcomes based on recovery principles; and

 -Ensure consumer involvement in all aspects of service planning and delivery.

 

In 2007, a consumer specialist position was funded for each Region. In Region V, the consumer specialist developed and coordinates a “Consumer/Family Advisory Committee”; it is through these activities that Region V Systems ensures reform is consumer led. Recovery principles are also adopted at all levels of the system.

 

Consumer involvement coordination works to:

 -Increase consumer and family involvement;

 -Support the interests and development of consumers;

 -Provide new opportunities for consumers to learn leadership skills; and

 -Gain experience in developing partnerships.

The mission of the CFAC is helping
to improve the quality of life for consumers and family members affected by
mental disorders, substance use disorders, or other addictive disorders.

The
purpose of the CFAC is to
promote the interests of behavioral health consumers and their families.  CFAC members’ efforts may include, but are
not limited to encouraging involvement in all aspects of governance, service
design, planning, implementation, provision, education, evaluation, and
research related to behavioral health issues and to encourage peer leadership
and initiative.

Membership: The CFAC is seeking
applications from individuals who are interested in helping to improve the
quality of life for consumers and family members affected by mental illness,
substance use disorders, or other addictive disorders.  We are interested in filling vacancies with
those who have lived experience as a consumer or a family member of a
behavioral health services consumer.  (A
term of service is 3 years)

The
CFAC works together with organizations and the community to achieve recovery
and positive change, eliminate stigma and discrimination, realize independent
choices, and honor consumers with dignity and respect.  CFAC meetings are open to the public and
anyone is welcome to attend the monthly meetings; membership allows the person
voting rights and the opportunity to be involved with decision-making,
planning, and allocating funds. 

Membership Application
(Written Option)

Membership Application
(Fillable Option)

CFAC Brochure
Revised February 2017

CFAC Bylaws
Revised January 2017

 

Fiscal Year 2017/2018
CFAC meetings:

Second
Tuesday of every month

9:00
am – 12:00 pm

Region
V Systems

1645
“N” Street

Lincoln
NE

July 11, 2017 August 8, 2017 September 12, 2017 October 10, 2017
November 14, 2017 December 12, 2017 January 9, 2018 February 13, 2017
March 13, 2018 April 10, 2017 May 8, 2018 June 12, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funding Opportunities
Available:

 

Region
V Systems’ Consumer/Family Advisory Committee (CFAC) is now accepting Funding
Applications from individuals who are interested in helping to improve the
quality of life for consumers and family members affected by mental illness,
substance use, or other addictive disorders. 

 

The
CFAC funds a variety of projects positively affecting consumers and
families.  A few examples of past funded
projects include: NAMI Family to Family Education, Community Resource Center,
Pathways to Recovery, and Operation Veterans Encouraging Recovery (OVER
House).  The CFAC works together with
organizations and the community to achieve recovery and positive change,
eliminate stigma and discrimination, realize independent choices, and honor
consumers with dignity and respect. 

 

If
you, or someone you know, would be interested in applying for funds, please
complete the attached CFAC Funding Application form and return it to Region V
Systems. 

 

Consumer/Family
Advisory Committee---Where every member is valued and every voice is heard.

 

CFAC Funding Application –
Writable
 
Updated 8.8.17

 

CFAC Funding Application – Fillable  Revised
8.8.17

 

CFAC Funding Application –
Project Budget Example
 
Revised 8.8.17

 

CFAC Funding Procedures
Manual
– Revised 2.13.16

 

CFAC
Funding Cycles – Fiscal Year 2017/2018

 

Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Funding Committee meetings:

Last
Thursday of every month

2:00
pm – 4:30 pm

Region
V Systems

1645
“N” Street

Lincoln
NE

CFAC Funded Workshops & Classes 
Fiscal Year 2017/2018

 

  • Depression Workshop @ the VA 
    October
    20 – December 15, 2017 See the above link for registration
    flyer

 

  • WRAP® for Reducing Clutter @ The Orchard 
    February 1 – March 15, 2017 
    (Check back later for more information)

What Is WRAP?

Meeting Minutes

CFAC Policies and Procedures

For
more information:   Phyllis McCaul, Consumer
Specialist

Region V Systems

1645 ‘N’ Street

Lincoln, NE  68508

Phone:  402-441-4361

Email:  pmccaul@region5systems.net

For more information please contact us here.