Region 2 is comprised of 17 counties throughout Northern Illinois. The Family Leadership Action Network (FLAN) involves parents and providers that are committed to increasing family engagement, training and support. The objective of the FLAN is to create parent directed community coalitions in the Northern region that facilitate parent leadership, support, training and resources.
Partners in Region 2 understand the need for cross-sectional collaboration. The collaboration in the Region is strengthened by the commitment of the following partners: Mildred Berry Center, NAMI Northern Illinois, Ben Gordon Center, NAMI DeKalb, Kane & Kendall, Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, Lake County Health Department, NAMI DuPage, Illinois State Board of Education – Parent & Educator Partnership, Support & Technical Assistance Regional Network (STARNET), Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership – Social Emotional Learning Initiative, All Our Kids (AOK) Network – Will County, Streamwood Behavioral Health, Families Etc., Illinois Department of Mental Health – Family Consumer Specialists, DeKalb County Partnership for a Safe Active & Family Environment (DCP/Safe), Illinois Federation of Families, Illinois PTA, and the Glenwood Center.
The Family Leadership Action Network in Region 2 meets monthly at rotating regional venues. The Leadership Network has recognized five sites throughout the Region to develop parent coalitions. The Leadership Network realizes the significant need for access to regional resources and is currently developing an online resource directory. (View Region 2 Family Leadership Action Plan)
Developing & coordinating parent support in the MHJJ system
Collaborating with other statewide initiatives to increase parent awareness and conduct parent trainings.
Working in collaboration with regional NAMI affiliates to increase awareness across the region.
Region 2 Contact Information:
Bio: Robin Cabral is the Region 2 coordinator. She takes great pride being involved with empowering parents. Robin has spent the last 10 years navigating the Illinois C&A Mental Health System for her own child. She hopes that by empowering and providing support to parents in Illinois, that their journey towards their child’s recovery will be an expeditious one.
Mildred Berry Center
8616 Northern Avenue
Rockford, IL 61107
O - 815.332.6035
C - 815.509.8579