Youth Peer Advocates (YPAs) are uniquely qualified to engage and support young people through their own lived experience and their ability to bridge the gap between young people and their services. With this, there are some unique – and some not so unique – considerations to effectively employ, supervise, and retain YPAs. In this webinar, we will explore the YPA's role, supervision needs, considerations regarding agency policies, and in-service training recommendations. Additionally, participants will be connected with ongoing resources available to support this process.
Youth Peer Advocates work in many settings, and while each is slightly different, there is some common wisdom we can share about how to support Youth Peer Advocates and be sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to their role. The webinar includes practical tips on how you can support a Youth Peer Advocate and promote their integration into the youth’s service provider team.
This webinar will introduce you to YOUTH POWER! and the services we provide to help programs across New York prepare to provide Youth Peer Support and Training, a new Medicaid state plan service. YOUTH POWER! is the agency that will be training and credentialing Youth Peer Advocates. This webinar will include an overview of youth peer services, information on training and credentialing requirements, and ideas about how YOUTH POWER! can support your agency and Youth Peer Advocates.