“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 […]

Being an Advocate Matters! Governor Kate Brown Vetoes HB3355

Being an Advocate Matters!   Governor Kate Brown Vetoes HB3355

Being an Advocate Matters! Governor Kate Brown Vetoes HB3355 HB 3355 was designed to authorize licensed clinical psychologists to prescribe psychiatric medications.  This bill was passed by both the House and Senate because of the huge access issues to mental and behavioral health treatment we all face in Oregon.  While these access issues are huge, a group of advocates, including OFSN believe that there were not enough provisions in the bill to ensure safe prescribing and oversight for […]

Action Needed to Help Prevent Deep Cuts in Medicaid Funding

Action Needed to Help Prevent Deep Cuts in Medicaid Funding

At OFSN we believe one of the best strategies to use addressing policy concerns for children, and youth experiencing emotional, mental or behavioral health challenges and their families, is to know as much as possible about what is going on at the local, state and national level in politics. Here is some new information for us all to be watching: The U.S. House plan through the American Health Care Act is known to be difficult for many Americans, […]