Family Peer Support 101

Provides general information and initial on-boarding for new provider agencies and their community stakeholders. The purpose of the Family Peer Support Program and the roles and responsibilities of the Certified Family Peer Support Workers (CFPSWs) are discussed. The benefits a CFPSW brings to both agencies and families are explored. Click the button below if you would like to request this training.

Family Peer Support Worker Certification Training

This 40-hour training prepares caregivers with lived experience parenting a child, youth or young adult with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges for certification as Family Peer Support Workers (FPSWs). It takes and in-depth look at the Parent Peer Support Practice (PPSP) Model, exploring the roles of FPSWs and the phases of the model. Confidentiality, professional boundaries, ethics and working effectively with child serving systems are discussed.

Follow–Up Trainings on Specialized Topics

Follow up trainings are periodically offered on specialized topics that enhance the knowledge and skills of the CFPSW. Please refer to the training calendar for the current training schedule.

Family Peer Support Supervisor Training

This 18-hour training provides supervisors of Family Peer Support Workers the information and skills needed to effectively supervise a Family Peer Support Worker. Participants will receive an introduction to the Parent Peer Support Practice Model and explore the roles and phases of the model.

A developmental approach to supervision and how the supervision needs of Family Peer Support Workers may differ from the needs of mental health professionals will be discussed.