Family Advocate

Our Family Advocate, Dawn Knutson, is the central contact person for families with children who have mental healthcare needs.  She is here to help link youth and families to the right mental health providers and services in Scott County.

The Family Advocate position is responsible for

  • providing youth mental and behavioral health resource information to Scott County families and professionals
  • facilitating the Scott County Kids Family Panel
  • facilitating the Scott County Kids Provider Panel
  • attending and participating in many community meetings and events related to youth mental health
  • facilitating the Youth Suicide Task Force

In addition, the Family Advocate is an instructor for the following training sessions:

  • Youth Mental Health Training
  • Youth Anger Management
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention

Who is the program for?

The Family Advocate serves all parents whose children (up to age 18) have mental heath needs who reside in Scott County. Trainings are for schools, professionals, and members of the community who work with mental health issues.

How does it work?

Call Dawn directly for assistance, and she’ll work with you to find the right resources for your situation. You can also contact her to ask about upcoming training sessions.

Get help

This program is administered by Scott County Kids. If you’d like to speak to Dawn, our Family Advocate, please call 563-326-8221 or email dawn.knutson@scottcountyiowa.com