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Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)


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


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]]