Parent Information Network (PIN)
Making it happen for families challenged by their child’s emotional and behavioral needs.
A BAMSI program funded by Department of Mental Health
Parent Information Network (PIN) is a parent support program designed by parents and professionals to help families who are challenged by their children’s mental, emotional, and/or behavioral challenges (ages 5 – 25). The goal of PIN is to empower families and assist them in navigating their child within the community.
PIN helps parents/caregivers stay connected with other parents, to help reduce the stress and isolation many feels as they cope with the challenges of raising a child with mental health needs. PIN is staffed by parents whom themselves have raised or are raising children with similar challenges. Program goals include helping parents gain a sense of competency in parenting their child with mental health issues, empowering parents to navigate the systems for needed support and services. Educate parents and professionals about the needs of children with mental health challenges.
Program Director, Assistant Director/Education Resource Coordinator, Office Services Supervisor, and 7 Parent Coordinators. PIN also facilitates a Fathers Support Group and a Couples Support Group.
Parent Coordinators work a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the families we serve. The PIN administration office is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.