Adolescent Health Initiative
The Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) is a statewide program coordinated by the WV Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) that seeks to improve health related outcomes for adolescents in WV. The AHI supports a dedicated network of eight regional Adolescent Health Coordinators across the state of West Virginia. The FRN receives funding from DHHR to staff the Region VI Coordinator and administer services to Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel Counties.
The Region VI Coordinator of the AHI, who is a FRN staff member, serves Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel Counties as a community educator and organizer supporting collaborative efforts to foster the social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual wellbeing of youth through a positive youth development approach.
Family Resource Center
The FRN, in partnership with local family support agencies, has established the Marshall County Family Resource Center (MCFRC) to operate out of the Marshall County FRN office. The MCFRC brings local family and community resources together into the same venue, increasing the reach and cooperation of each, and expanding awareness and access to these services for all local families. The MCFRC is a place to go for information events, programs for families and youth both onsite and offsite.
The MCFRC’s community-based programs support family strengths, promote community investment and ownership, and provide the needed resources for families to improve their family wellbeing and reduce the risk of child abuse, child neglect, and juvenile delinquency. The FRN has secured a great number of important partners in this plan. These partners include locals schools, the local DHHR office, juvenile justice systems, area mental health programs, local health departments, and most importantly, local families themselves who desire more accessible and unified community resources.