KY’s Regional Interagency Councils (RIACs) are seeking parent representatives to serve on councils across the state. The primary role of the parent representative is to serve as a voice for families who have children and transition-age youth with or at risk of developing behavioral health needs. RIACs meet monthly and are made up of community partners representing the education system, family resource youth service centers, mental health centers, public health, community based services, courts, juvenile justice, youth, parents, and other community agencies that provide services and supports to children, adolescents and transition-age youth and their families. Interested parents must have a child with a behavioral health need who is or has been a consumer of system of care services and supports.
The position is voluntary and compensation is provided for meeting participation. Those selected will have opportunities to attend training, conferences, and meetings to support leadership development in their communities and assist with the growth and implementation of a youth and family-driven system of care.