Contact information for Marion county:
Nelva Ojeda, Regional Manager
OFSN Marion County partners with families of children who experience behavioral, emotional or mental health challenges to help them succeed at home, school and in life. We offer the following free services:
Peer support specialists are family members who have raised youth with emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges. They draw from both their extensive professional training and their own personal experience to support other families.
What do Peer Support Specialists Do?
– empower families to make informed decisions based on their own values, strengths and needs
– help families access resources
– provide support before, during or after meetings with service providers
Wraparound Family Partners
Wraparound is a long-term, intensive, team-based planning process to help youth and their families realize their hopes and dreams. Wrap is intended for situations where the youth and family would benefit from a team-based approach that allows multiple systems to collaborate. The youth must have mental health challenges and be involved in two or more systems.
What is a Family Partner?
A Family Partner provides peer support and advocacy for parents and caregivers participating in Wraparound. The goal of the Family Partner is to help the family’s voice be heard throughout the Wraparound process.
Monthly Events for Families
Wellness Support Groups – Get to know other families while learning how to enhance your wellbeing with topics like: stress management, behavioral strategies, and selfcare. Childcare and dinner provided to those who RSVP.
Grupo de Apoyo de Bienestar para las familias en el Condado de Marion- (Woodburn) durante el Grupo de Apoyo compartiremos temas de como incrementar su bienestar, inteligencia emocional, manejo del estress, communicacion effectiva, los invitamos a que tambien puedan compartir sus propias experiencias con otros padres, proveremos sena y actividades supervisadas para niños alas familias que reserven.
LGBTQ+ Support Group for Families – This support group is for families whose youth identify as transgender, gender non-binary, or are questioning their assigned gender or sexual orientation. This group is facilitated by an OFSN Family Partner with lived experience. Speak and meet with other parents in a safe, supportive setting to ask questions, to get answers, and to process the journey together.
Collaborative Problem Solving Parenting Class – Challenging kids typically lack the skill, not the will, to behave well – specifically skills related to problem-solving, flexibility and frustration tolerance. The CPS approach avoids the use of power, control, and motivational procedures and instead focuses on building relationships and teaching skills largely through a process of teaching.
Family Events – We host a number of family activities throughout the year.
Trainings – We organize trainings that parents can attend, including topics such as Trauma Informed Care, IEP / 504 Basics, Mental Health First Aid, and Journey to Advocacy. Most trainings are free for families.