Family Peer Support eLearning Series

Understanding New Mexico’s Child-Serving System

This eLearning provides an introduction to the child-serving systems within New Mexico. Common behavioral health diagnoses, developmental delays, and disorders among children and youth are explored and specific services and programs are discussed. See below for a list of topics.

This course is currently available to all approved CFPSW candidates in New Mexico seeking Certification as well as already Certified Family Peer Support Workers who are interested.

Work Exposure Alternative Training for Family Peer Support Certification Applicants

Effective December 2021, and in effect until rescinded by the New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals  (NMCBBHP), an alternative to completing the 40 Family Peer Support Exposure Hours requirement is available for those seeking certification.

This approved eLearning course may be completed anytime between completing the 40 hour Family Peer Support Worker Training and up to 90 days after passing the exam (extensions possible, with approved request).

Submitting Verification of Completion

Candidates must complete all required modules, which include content, quizzes, and writing exercises, to receive a Certificate of Completion which must be uploaded to the NMCBBHP Certemy site as proof of having met the Exposure Hour requirement.

eLearning Series Course Outline 

There are 6 sections consisting of 16 modules in the course. All sections including exercises and tests must be completed to receive credit. The series should take between seven to eight hours to complete and does not have to be completed in one sitting. Upon completion of all course requirements, a Certificate of Completion will be issued.

Section 1 – 
Child Development

  • Child Development 
  • Delays and Disabilities

Section 2 –
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Section 3 –
Behavioral Health

  • Terminology and Statistics
  • Disorders

Section 4 –
Core Services Part 1

  • Engagement
  • NM High-Fidelity Wraparound
  • Family Peer Support
  • Multisystemic Therapy

Section 5 –
Core Services Part 2

  • Behavior Management Services
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis and Child Therapy

Section 6 –
School-Based Services

  • Special Education
  • Social Worker, Counselor, and Homeless Services
  • School-Based Health Centers and Community Schools