Technical Assistance (TA) can be provided to families whose children experience mental health and substance use challenges across the lifespan, and the workforce, organizations and communities that support them. We encourage community members and individuals who support families to request TA. Examples of community members include educators, those in the faith community, advocates, and natural supports. Put simply, anyone can submit a request.
If you need technical assistance for such topics as: workforce, education and training, family engagement, caregiver support in the areas of mental health, or substance use and addiction across the lifespan, you have come to the right place.
Please review the information and guidelines below before submitting your TA Request.
How Technical Assistance Works
Who Can Submit a Request? Anyone!
We welcome all families whose children experience mental health and substance use challenges
across the lifespan, and the workforce, organizations and communities that support them.
Submit a request for technical assistance by completing the TA Request Form on this page.
The more specific your request, the easier it will be to assist you.
Once the request is submitted, within 5 business days, you will receive an email indicating your request has been received.
Note: We will make every effort to connect with the requestor, but if we are unable to reach them or if they fail to respond,
we will close the request to meet the needs of others.
If you have any questions, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We Cannot Provide
When making your request, keep in mind that the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center cannot aid in obtaining grants, or allocate funding to support your organization or a specific project you wish to start.
We also cannot provide direction or advice on an individual’s care or treatment. If this is a medical emergency, call 911.
If you are looking for a treatment facility or have concerns/questions about substance abuse and/or mental health issues, contact SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration):
Phone: National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) / 1-800-487-4889 (TTY)
These are free and confidential services available in English and Spanish.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 160 crisis centers available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. It provides 24/7 service via this toll-free, hotline number: 1-800-273-8255.
Callers are routed to their nearest crisis center to receive immediate counseling and local mental health referrals.