Consumer & Family Coordination

 

Click here for detailed information about the Consumer Family Advisory Committee:  www.consumerfamilycoalition1.org

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.

 

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