What We Do
Huff Osher Consulting is dedicated to promoting the social and emotional well being of all children and supporting their families. Huff Osher Consulting, promotes family-driven practice, affects public policy, and supports systems change by:
- Training families and family-organizations to develop their voice and use it effectively.
- Fostering family leadership through training, coaching, and mentoring.
- Helping individuals, agencies, and organizations strengthen their partnerships with families and family-run organizations.
- Creating practical tools and materials for families, organizations, agencies, and systems.
- Tailoring technical assistance and consultation to maximize individual community and family strengths and goals.
Who We Are
Barbara Huff and Trina Osher are distinguished family leaders who are veterans of the Children’s Mental Health System and System of Care movements. Their wisdom, knowledge, experience, skills, and integrity are highly respected.
Products and Resources
Family Driven Care Self-Assessment Tool Kit
- 12th Working Definition of Family-Driven Care – Download
- Characteristics of Family-Driven Care – Download
- A Family-Driven Journey – Download
- Making the Transformation to Family-Driven Practice, An Introduction – Download
- NOTES – Making the Transformation to Family-Driven Practice, An Introduction – Download
- Memo for Users – Download
- Need for a Definition of Family Driven Care – Download
- Paradigm Shift in Service Delivery Systems for Children and Youth with Emotional Disturbance – Download
- Family Driven Care and Practice System Self Assessment Tool – Download
- TIPS for Effective Partnerships – Download
- TIPS for Driving Safely – Download
Download Full Tool kit – Download
NDTAC Toolkit: Facility Toolkit for Engaging Families in Their Child's Education at a Juvenile Justice Facility
This expanded version of NDTAC’s previous guide to family involvement provides multiple tools for facilities looking to better engage families. Tools 1–5 are intended for distribution to students’ families. Tools 6–8 are intended for use by facility staff. All are customizable to meet the unique needs of each facility and the families it serves.
» Tools for Families
- Tool 1: Family Guide
- Tool 2: Sample Letter to Parents
- Tool 3: Contact List Template
- Tool 4: Sample Education Questionnaire With Cover Letter for Families
- Tool 5: Family Tip Sheet
» Tools for Facilities
NDTAC Guide: Family Guide to Getting Involved in Your Child's Education at a Juvenile Justice Facility
This guide presents practical strategies that a family can use in building a relationship with their child’s facility school program and keeping their child on track to complete school and become a successful young adult. This guide is both a stand-alone document and Tool 1 in NDTAC’s Facility Toolkit for Engaging Families.
- Connecting With Your Child’s Facility School
- Making Sure That Your Child Is Doing Well in the Facility School Program
- Visiting Your Child at the Facility
- Connecting With Other Families for Information and Support
- Helping the Facility School and System to Improve
- Preparing for Your Child to Return Home and to a Community School