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Family Support Specialists draw on their lived experience to serve and support children and families facing challenges associated with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs. The Coalition celebrates the power of peer support, focuses on the needs of family support specialists, provides support, training, job opportunities and provides an arena for your collective voice.

The Family Support Specialist Coalition, led by Tennessee Voices for Children with support from the Healing Trust, is a coalition to promote statewide connection and resources sharing among Family Support Specialists.


2017 Second Annual Building Blocks for Infant Mental Health Conference

August 21-22, 2017

Franklin Marriott Hotel Cool Springs
Franklin, Tennessee

For more information or to register, click here.

 The Addicted Brain

A workshop based on scientific research on how addiction works in the brain.

September 11, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Trevecca Community Church
335 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210

Linda McCullough

2017 First Episode Psychosis Conference- Walking Together on the Road to Recovery

September 11-12, 2017

Embassy Suites Nashville South
Cool Springs, Franklin, TN

For more information, please click here.

Nurturing Parenting 3-Day Facilitator’s Training

Learn how to implement the Nurturing Parenting Programs in your agency or community. During this 3-Day Workshop Participants will learn:

  • The Philosophy of Nurturing Parenting
  • Implementation Strategies
  • Curriculum Navigation
  • Assessment Techniques
  • How to deliver the program to Families

September 13-15
9:00 am- 4:30 pm each day

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228

Limited Slots available! Register Today!
Elizabeth Ball
or online by visiting: www.TakesAVillage.Love/Register 

Family Support Specialist Training

September 19-21, 2017
8:30 am- 4:30 pm

NAMI Tennessee
1101 Kermit Drive
Nashville, TN 37217

Kathy Rogers

Family Support Specialist Coalition Meeting

We will celebrate the power of peer support, identify group needs, set goals, and, most importantly, hear your voice. Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to Kathy Rogers.

Friday, September 22, 2017
11:00 am- 2:00 pm

Tennesse Mental Health Consumers’ Association
200 West Fifth Avenue, Conference Room
Knoxville, TN 37917

Kathy Rogers


OPEN POSITION: System of Care Across Tennessee (SOCAT) Youth and Young Adult Engagement Coordinator

Click here for more information about this position. Applications for this position will be accepted until August 30, 2017.
Please send resumes to


OPEN POSITION:  Regional Intervention Program Director

Click here for more information about this position.  Please submit all resumes or inquiries to