Undaunted Family Connections
of Northwest Montana
Supporting Parents & Caregivers of Struggling Adolescents
The Undaunted Collective
Social-Emotional Learning & Mind-Body Connections
Middle School & High School Sessions
Two locations to choose from
We are here to start the conversation.
We are here to offer support to families who don’t know what to do or where to turn when they see their loved one suffering.
We provide hope, help build resilience, and assist families in restoring peace in their homes.
Would you honor us with your support by donating to this very important organization?
Let’s BE UNDAUNTED together!!
The COVID-19 pandemic has been transformative times for parents with increased stress, depression, and anxiety.
The CDC reports
from June 2019 to June 2020 adults with anxiety tripled from 8.1% to 25.5% and depression jumped from 6.5% to 24.3%. 1 in 10 Montana’s suffer from mental health issues with 75% arising before the age of 24. With the lack of socialization for our teens and young adults’ anxiety and depression is growing exponentially.
Purpose and Mission:
Undaunted Family Connections (UFC) is a nonprofit providing hope to parents of struggling teens and young adults by using a strength-based coaching model empowering parents to assist their teen in becoming self-reliant.
Our Vision is to be a beacon of hope to empower parents and caregivers to find the confidence, courage, and strength to look within themselves to restore balance in their family dynamic and collectively strengthen our community.
UFC was founded by a concerned parent struggling to find local support and services for her at-risk teen. As a life coach, Leanna Troesh knew something was not right when her teenage daughter quickly began spiraling out of control.
While exhausting all local options, she felt hopeless, until she found a Seattle-based family consultant, who was able to connect Leanna to parent coaching services outside the local area.
Leanna’s mission is to provide these vital parent coaching services to parents in Montana at an affordable rate knowing the most important ingredient for a healthy child is a healthy caregiver.
Undaunted Family Connections Brings:
- Accessible, quality support and community resources to parents, adolescents and young adults
- A safe space to embrace new perspectives around mental health that encourages speaking out and getting help that can change lives
- Education that smashes the stigma of behavioral health and substance use disorder through our anti-stigma approach
- Mentorship and empowerment around creating positive perception and cooperation of the individual’s entire care plan within and beyond UFC
The Future Of Undaunted Family Connections:
- Dedicated office for 1:1 coaching and mentorship (currently virtual)
- Community center, a safe space for our members to receive support and generate a wellness-focused community
- Expansion of UFC programs within NW Montana
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We cannot make a difference without the support of people coming alongside us… and appreciate that support in any level.
teenagers are struggling with some form of a psychological disorder.
of teens have anxiety
of teens have depression
How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.
Why Get Involved?
We advocate for parents navigating the challenging medical system by directing them to services in their local area. Coaching is meant to supplement medical treatment and not meant to replace it. Our coaches work with families to create a customized plan, establish goals, assign daily tasks, and teach new skills, which is something mainstream medicine does not provide.
The interesting fact is 75% of adults with mental health issues had onset conditions before the age of 24. So, prevention can happen by tapping into the younger generation and educating families that 1 in 3 adolescents have anxiety and 80% of them are untreated.
The major reasons why they are not receiving treatment is cost, the lack of knowing where to go to receive services, and the stigma that it is not okay to have a mental health issue or it’s a natural adolescent tendency.