Contact information for Lincoln county:
Jodie Pereira, Regional Manager
OFSN Lincoln County partner 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
Parents Helping Parents Support Group – We offer a support group in each of the following towns: Waldport, Newport, Toledo, and Depoe Bay. At our groups you can:
- Connect with other parents, caregivers, and family members in a confidential and supportive setting.
- Get helpful information and exchange ideas with others.
- Share your experiences, successes, and frustrations with others who understand your journey.
Each meeting includes a family dinner and an educational topic focusing on children’s mental health, behavioral challenges, autism, or developmental diversity. Speakers are followed by support group time for those who wish to stay and participate.
Dinner and supervised children’s activities are provided at no cost. Newcomers are warmly welcomed!
Family Events – We host a summer picnic each year!
Trainings – We organize trainings that parents can attend, including topics such as Trauma Informed Care, IEP / 504 Basics, Mental Health First Aid, Collaborative Problem Solving Parenting Class, and Journey to Advocacy. These trainings are free for families.