MISSION STATEMENT


G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with emotional and behavioral health needs to effect life decisions based on their family’s individual strengths and needs by providing safe and supportive avenues for: emotional support, problem solving, sharing common experiences, seeking knowledge about community resources and advocacy, identifying the strengths and needs of their child/children and families and accessing information/education related to children’s issues. G.E.A.R. believes in a system of care that helps children, youth and families function better at home, in school, in the community and throughout life.

 

We know that raising a child with emotional and behavioral health concerns is like being in a marathon.

A marathon is a cross country foot race that originated in ancient Greece and was a test of endurance. Parents also need the same thing as marathon runners……. endurance, stamina, will power, determination AND they need support.

Today in a marathon, spectators offer water to runners along the way – it keeps the runners going and supports them. This is what the G.E.A.R. Parent Network does for parents. We support them and help keep them going especially through contact with other parents who are going through the same things they are!

If you are a parent of a child with emotional/behavioral concerns, you are aware that there is much to learn and to manage on behalf of your child and your entire family. The G.E.A.R. Parent Network is here to help.

G.E.A.R. Parent Network is a parent run organization by and for parents of children with emotional and behavioral health concerns.

G.E.A.R provides an opportunity for parents to support each other and work together, family to family. Empowering parents by helping them build on the identified strengths in their families and by providing safe and supportive avenues for emotional support and problem solving.

G.E.A.R. Parent Network believes in a family driven system of care that helps children, youth and families function better at home, in school, in the community and throughout life.

We want you to know that…You Are Not Alone!