Welcome New Families

Below are some resources new families often need. Insert introduction/information for families.

 

One on One Support

Our services are free and confidential.

The PA Parent and Family Alliance is here to help. Schedule a call with one of our Family Support Partners (FSPs), and you’ll speak with a compassionate, trained parent advisor who will listen and talk through your concerns in complete confidence.

Please let us know what we can do to support you, we will connect you with resources in your local area, if available. If we cannot locate resources in your local area, our well-trained Family Support Partners (FSP's) will work with you by phone.

Contact us by Phone:

888 - 273 - 2361

As a caregiver, we understand that although a child may turn 18, your support for that child doesn’t end as their challenges continue. You don’t have to take it on alone.

 

Symptom Checker

Sometimes it’s hard to know if our child’s behavior is just a phase or something to be concerned about. Meeting with a trained clinician is the only way to know definitively but
here is a simple symptom checker offered by Child Mind Institute which you can use to guide you toward your next step.

Link Here

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Find Help

Finding a therapist to provide treatment to your child (to age 26) can be overwhelming. We suggest that you check with your insurance company for authorized mental health providers in your area but if that doesn’t help here are a few sites that may help you find a provider in your area that your child or family can evaluate to determine if they’re a good fit for your family’s needs.

 

Trouble at School

Sometimes the first time you hear that your child is struggling is when the school contacts you for a meeting.

 

While this is certainly scary, we’re gathered some great resources to help
you learn more about your child’s rights, your responsibilities and the help your child may be able to receive.
Of course, we at the Parent Alliance are always available to talk with you about your concerns and offer some suggestions in advance of your meeting. Feel free to reach out to
our FSP’s. We’re here to help.

 

Insurance Information

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WHAT: In Pennsylvania if your child has a diagnosed mental health disability they may qualify for medical coverage under PH-95. There are very specific requirements that must be met but parents/primary caregiver’s income is NOT taken into consideration for this specialized coverage. 

WHY: Your child may benefit from specialized or frequent treatment that commercial insurance may not cover.

HOW: Families are encouraged to apply for coverage under PH-95 once their child receives a diagnosis and can find a very comprehensive guide on applying by clicking the link below. Feel free to reach out to our FSP’s if you have questions.

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is a state-wide program of the

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We are grateful for the financial support from SAMHSAPA Care Partnership, and OMHSAS

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contact@paparentandfamilyalliance.org

425 N Craig St. Suite 500

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Parent Support Line 888-273-2361 

Business Tel: 412-438-6129