Campus Compact for New Hampshire
AmeriCorps National Direct FY 2011 (Continuation)
The Wediko AmeriCorps Professional Corps Program seeks to both increase the quality of family and child mental health services provided to at-risk families in selected communities in New England by attracting and placing emerging mental health professionals and educators to serve needy communities and populations. The Campus Compact for NH - Wediko Children's Services partnership places professionals in various roles based at three sites through Wediko Children's Services. These roles include, but are not limited to, assistant teachers, residential counselors, therapists, program coordinators and special education teachers. These professionals will serve to meet unique family needs in a wide spectrum of service sites including public school based, community based and residential based services. Campus Compact NH has a proven track record of successfully infusing AmeriCorps programs into communities of need to meet important locally identified goals. This program seeks to expand the impact of Wediko to support their mission by supporting them in building the next generation of mental health professionals and educators trained to meet the unique needs of seriously emotionally disturbed children and their families.