WHAT IS CFC ABOUT?
CFC's goal is to develop a world wide, whole health organization, which acts as an agent of change.
We focus on the issues that prevent children and their families from achieving healthy, active, productive lives. We encourage and embrace alternative and integrative approaches that heal the mind, body and soul, as this is who we are. To do this, CFC is dedicated to providing education and support, collaborating with other agencies and promoting individual projects that aid to the betterment of an individual or family life.
Public awareness and sensitivity will help children and adolescents
receive appropriate services to improve their fundamental
opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives within their
Another equally important activity is to educate
lawmakers, service providers, agency personnel, other educators, and the
community regarding the issues that affect the lives and opportunities
of children and adolescents with health needs and emotional
support and guidance.
It is also vital that families be seen as experts concerning their child(ren) and not be "blamed and shamed" because of their child(ren)'s conditions or special needs and requirements. CFC sees the parents as equal participants in the planning and treatment necessary for the child's recovery and valued for their expertise regarding the delivery and appropriateness of the services.
Family members should be valued and compensated, as would any other participant in the process
CFC teaches families and their children to advocate for themselves, and how to take control of their own recovery program, managing the quality of care and services they receive from service providers, the medical community and the school districts.
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The Council of Families for Children was founded in 2005, in Austin, TX. Due to a change in grants and funding, the Council then relocated to the DFW area in 2009. Funding for a nonprofit is crucial but through volunteer efforts exclusively, CFC has not only sustained itself but has grown in services by writing curriculums for families and mental health professionals and maintaining a website that has a list of services available for families throughout the state.
With the cooperation and donations of corporate America and key individuals, CFC has a new corporate home as of October, 2016. CFC is not self-funded at this time but NON-FUNDED and is exclusively run by volunteers dedicated to the idea that everyone deserves the best service possible for great mental health.
While it is the hope to be fully funded by the end of 2017, in more tradition funding, CFC relies heavily on your good will and support. CFC can benefit from you, your talents, your volunteer efforts, items for the office, items that can be sold online and cash donations. If you have ever had a loved one that has lived with less than great mental health support and services, you understand how important our organization is and how much the CFC is needed. If you feel you have something you can offer, please contact our office at 972-494-3232.
We offer you our very best.
We are committed to improving opportunities for success for children and their families - all kinds of families, no matter the race, color, creed or sexuality, by developing and promoting integrative service providers and educational services for the achievement of whole health.
CFC recognizes that traditions are no longer enough to sustain families. We no longer can rely on traditional family units and therefore support and value all families, traditional and non-traditional. Because of this, it is our belief that traditional medication, education and labels no longer work. CFC is sensitive to and supportive of spiritual, cultural and societal differences within our worldwide community.
Our commitment is two fold:
1. To develop, support and promote holistic providers dedicated to healing the mind, body and soul of all for happier, healthier individuals.
2. To develop a resource for integrated services and educate the families we serve and the public on the availability of alternative approaches for a greater well-being and how to use them.