Joint Planning Team


The Joint Planning Team (JPT) is a High-Fidelity Wraparound, strength-based, and family-driven program that offers individualized support to families. This program works with families where children have significant Mental Health challenges.

Joint Planning Team is a Team-based approach to mental health service coordination that implements a process with families to support in bringing all services together at the table utilizing a Family Support, Youth Support, and Facilitator.

This process has the ability to meet families where they are at in their journey in helping to identify areas of need, building off the strengths and culture of the family. Bringing Everyone to the table as well as identifying and building natural supports.

The Family Support Partner, Youth Support Partner, and Facilitator are thoroughly trained and credentialed in the process. Support Partners utilize their own life experiences to offer hope to families and youth. Each family has its own individualized plan to support in the process.

Whom Do We Serve?

  • Serve youth ages 5-21

  • Have a significant history of mental health treatment

  • Have multi-system involvement

  • Are currently placed or at risk of out-of-home placement

  • Do not have a primary diagnosis of Autism

To find out more information about the Joint Planning Team please contact: Christine Snyder or (412)438-6120  

Gay Family

Allegheny Family Network



CHATLine offers a well trained and experienced Family Support Partner with personal experience raising a child with behavioral issues who can help with connections to community services, negotiating different systems, or emotional support.  The families can also call to request a face to face one on one Family Support Partner through the CHATLine.


* CHATLine hours of operation are 9:00 am—4:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Calls received after hours will have the option of leaving a message and will receive a call back on the next business day. 

* This CHATLine is not a crisis line.  The CHATLine is a support line and referral service.  In the event of a crisis—AFN staff will refer callers to emergency support services such as 911 or Resolve Crisis Network. 

425 North Craig Street, Suite 500   |   Pittsburgh, PA 15213   |   Phone: 412-246-2030

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Family Advocacy, Mental Health, Children