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Family Navigator Model: A Practice Guide For Schools
February 26, 2019

The family navigator model is a peer-based, flexible approach to supporting families in which a child has a health or developmental challenge or disability. This guide is designed to support education agencies and school leaders interested in building or enhancing a family navigator program. Family-driven, youth-guided, culturally responsive support is a guiding principle of this document. It includes:  

  • Overview of the model
  • Special considerations for schools
  • Guiding principles and best practices
  • Practical tools for developing a program
  • Links to more than 30 national and Pacific Southwest-specific resources

This guide was developed by the Pacific Southwest MHTTC in partnership with Millie Sweeney, MS, from the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA).