Student & Family Advocacy & Action Plan
Question for R. Maxine Adwella-Awedalla;
Isn’t it difficult to advocate for others and fight for change especially in school and justice systems?
Yes, but my strength comes from God. This is not about being popular, this is not a popularity contest, this is about effecting change for the vulnerable, the marginalized and BIPOC communities.
NCYMH has a wholistic comprehensive responsive treatment Family Action Plan
NCYMH meets the students at the school to:• advocate for the student• provide a grade specific tutor• provide a youth mental health plan
NCYMH meets with the parents and caregivers to:• provide family counseling• provide housing support• work to stabilize family units• provide referrals for employment• provide income plan• give student clothing and school supplies• educate students and families on systemic challenges