My Name is Maria Bell-Servick. I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. I currently live in Gonzales, LA.
I am the Executive Director of Louisiana Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. LAFFCMH provides information about children's mental health services, issues and resources; opportunities to develop skills required to effectively advocate for children; connections with other parents throughout the state who are going through the same thing; and a forum for parents and professionals to work together.
My greatest joy and accomplishment would be the ability to empower parents and to see the end result and being able to let them know they have their own voice and it matters.
My suggestion to supportive adults who want to support youth and youth adult leaders is to encourage them to tap into their passions and to support them fully in doing so.