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Providing Support for Families Across the Lifespan

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The purpose of the NFSTAC is to advance positive partnerships between families and providers to promote stronger and more sustainable outcomes for families and their children across the lifespan.

Our Commitment to Social Change

At the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC), ​we believe that we must rediscover our capacity for lifting up all members of our society, no matter their lived experiences, challenges, or personal traumas. By focusing on peoples’ potential – rather than their differences – we can begin to build stronger and more inclusive neighborhoods. We believe that true equity is the result of vibrant communities and responsive systems that promote self-reliance and interdependence and that celebrate diversity.

Adapted from Adler University (2023)

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center Grant #1H79F6000160-Fam-CoE is supported by SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award with 100 percent funded by SAMHSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by SAMHSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.



The NFSTAC is led by the National Federation of Families, a family-run organization, in partnership with subject matter experts that includes families and family leaders and other such partners like: Partnership to End Addiction, C4 Innovations, SAFE Project, and Boston University. The Center’s approach is anchored by the underlying principle that families play a vital role in supporting their children and are the experts regarding their family support needs.

For technical assistance and training support, please contact us at

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The National Federation of Families and
National Family Support Technical Assistance Center Events

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a Family Peer Specialist and a Peer Recovery Specialist? Watch the video below to learn.

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