Family Advocate

Our Special Projects Coordinator, Terry Hanson, provides oversight to our Family Advocate services and is the central contact person for families with children who have mental healthcare needs.  He is here to help link youth and families to the right mental health providers and services in Scott County.

The Special Projects Coordinator position is responsible for:

  • providing youth mental and behavioral health resource information to Scott County families and professionals
  • 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 Prevention Task Force

In addition, the Special Projects Coordinator is an instructor for the following training sessions:

  • Youth Mental Health Training
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid Training

Who is the program for?

The Family Advocate program 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 Terry directly for assistance, and he’ll work with you to find the right resources for your situation. You can also contact him to ask about upcoming training sessions.

Get help

This program is administered by Scott County Kids. If you’d like to speak to Terry, our Special Projects Coordinator, please call 563-326-8221 or email