The Parent Network Committee (PNC) will be the governing body that will reflect each region and county and the families that represent those areas. It is very important that the Alliance and the PNC reflect the System of Care values and principles.

The PNC will assist with particular tasks as outlined by Project Director, and/or Grant Coordinator, will participate in leadership training and will serve as a collective voice for Illinois families.

You must have lived experience (a personal knowledge gained through direct first-hand involvement in everyday challenges navigating systems with children that are involved in child-serving systems: Mental Health, Education, Child-Welfare and Juvenile Justice). You can be a parent or caregiver raising or have raised a youth with mental, emotional/physical or behavioral challenges.

Thank you for your interest in being wanting to be involved with the Alliance.

If you would prefer to download and print a PDF of the application, please click here.

  • Is it okay to call you at work? If not, please leave this section blank.
  • day/month only
  • This section is optional. The questions are designed to help us make our committees as diverse as possible.
  • Primary language spoken:
  • What other languages do you speak? (check all that apply)
  • If you chose "other" please list any additional languages, separated by commas:
  • Why would you like to be a part of the Parent Network Committee?
  • Parent Network Committee should reflect the families represented in the following systems: Education, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health and Child Welfare. Please share how you have been involved as a parent/caretaker of a child whose emotional and/or behavioral challenges required accessing resources, supports and services from multiple child-serving agencies.
  • please reference the Illinois map on the bottom of this form and check which region you live in.
  • I understand that completion of this application does not bind the applicant or the Parent Network Committee in any way. The PNC reserves the right to choose participants that best meet the needs of the program. Before participating on the Parent Advisory Board, you will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.