Parents As Allies And Advocates 

Partnering to Promote Youth Mental Health

Parents as Allies and Advocates is a presentation for parents and caregivers that will provide an overview of youth mental health issues, including prevalence and warning signs to look for, and ideas for how to support your child/teen.  The presentation will be facilitated by a parent who has experience raising a child with a mental health condition along with a young adult who is living with a condition.  Q&A at the end of the session will provide time for attendees to ask questions and links to resources for ongoing support will be included.

For more information, please contact Natasha LaVine at

  • A one hour, free presentation for parents and caregivers 

  • Presented by 1-2 individuals with lived experience 

  • Topics include warning signs of mental health conditions, coping strategies, ways to help a your child/teen, and more

  • Attendees will receive links to resources and supports

Learn more

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please fill out this request form


It is recommended that you put your request in at least three weeks in advance since we rely on volunteer availability.


To become a presenter, you must complete a training that helps you craft your personal story and prepares you to present it to audiences.


  1. Contact us at to learn more about opportunities

  2. Complete an online training

  3. Attend an in-person training


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Ph: (415) 237-0039

Mailing Address

601 Van Ness, Suite Q

San Francisco, 94102