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Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Mandate:

The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is comprised of family members and caregivers who have demonstrated advocacy and leadership around mental illness within their communities or associations.

The experiences and/or opinions of these individuals that relate to child and youth mental health help inform and advise Pathstone Mental Health regarding:

  • Key issues/priorities/opportunities of consumers and their families
  • Ways in which service delivery can be improved
  • Public education strategies
  • Evaluation of Pathstone's impact on clients and their families
  • Linkage to support groups

PAC members:

  • Participate in committees, projects, outreach activities, task forces, etc.
  • Respond in a timely and flexible fashion to requests for evaluation of Pathstone's work and its impact
  • Act as a spokesperson or champion for Pathstone in their own and/or network communities

Resources

Here is a list of books recommended by parents, therapists, and children.

Books for Parents:

  • Talking Back to OCD Taking Control of your OCD
  • The Explosive Child
  • The Sensory-Sensitive Child
  • The Out-of-Sync Child
  • Helping Your Anxious Child
  • Siblings Without Rivalry
  • It's So Much Work To Be Your Friend
  • Being The Other One .. Growing Up With a Sibling Who Has Special Needs
  • What Makes Ryan Tick
  • Getting Personal Stories of Life with Tourette Syndrome
  • The Unwelcome Companion, An inside view of Tourette Syndrome
  • The Misunderstood Child
  • Don't Think About Monkeys
  • How to Talk so Kids will Listen and How to Listen so Kids will Talk
  • Iris The Dragon Series (kids and parents)
  • How To Parent A Moody Child

Books for Kids:

  • Quit it
  • Hi, I'm Adam, A Child's Story of Tourette Syndrome
  • Adam and the Magic Marble Storm in my Brain (FREE via website)
  • Nix Your Tics! (kids and parents)
  • Iris The Dragon Series (kids and parents)
  • Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence

Contact Information:

Email comments, questions or suggestions to: PAC Pathstone [[email protected]]