“Every Family Deserves to be Heard and Understood.”

OFSN is a statewide non-profit organization that supports families who are raising a child with significant mental health challenges. We provide education, support and advocacy for individual families and support systems.  Our services are community based to meet the unique needs of families, and therefore may look a little different in every community. Some of our services include: Providing referrals, information, training and emotional support to families. Helping families connect with other families who are raising a child with significant […]

Media’s Influence on Youth Suicide

Media's Influence on Youth Suicide

Health officials urge parents and families to talk about suicide and emotional distress A variety of resources and tips are available for discussing mental health and emotional well-being PORTLAND, OR––With a recent increase in public awareness related to suicide and mental health, Oregon health officials are reminding parents and families about resources and information available for reaching out to loved ones. “Parents and health care providers know that television shows, popular movies and other entertainment can have a […]

New Autism Research Opportunity for Parents

New Autism Research Opportunity for Parents

COAST Study Research Opportunity Help test the effectiveness of the Continuum of Autism Spectrum Traits survey tool! Who Can Participate?  We welcome parents of children and adolescents ages 6-18 years old… Participants will be mailed the COAST survey tool and two other survey tools related to child behavior to complete at home. The three survey tools will take less than two hours to complete. When finished, participants will mail the completed survey tools to us using the pre-paid, […]