Family Peer Support Services (FPSS) focus on support, system navigation and empowerment for parents and caregivers whose children receive special education, child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, health, and substance use services. FPSS are provided by trained and credentialed Family Peer Advocates, who have had similar experiences with their own families. With its capacity to engage and facilitate participation, help parents adapt their parenting strategies, and support families to define and achieve their goals, FPSS will be a critical component of the future integrated service system.
This webinar will provide an introduction to the “Who, What, When, Where and Why” of FamilyPeer Support Services. Participants will learn about the history and impact of FPSS, review the FPSS service definition, and receive up-to-date information about where FPSS fits into the proposed changes in the Children’s service system.
Target Audience: All providers interested in partnering with Family Peer Support Services.
family peer advocate, children, special education, child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, health, substance use services