Susan Burger

Partnering with Families to Enhance Family Driven Practice

This webinar will provide a brief overview of Family-Driven Care and focus on the relationship between an individual provider and a parent/caregiver with whom they are working. You can become more family-driven in your work by applying the principles of FDC in your direct practice. Two specific resources will be discussed:
The Caregiver Perspective - a brief tool to obtain feedback
Tips for Caregivers - a flier that outlines different ways parents can partner with providers.
 
Click on the links below for the resources mentioned.

Part Two: When Child Mental Health is a Concern: Supporting Parent/Provider Partnership in Care

Family Peer Advocates often assist parents and caregivers to navigate the mental health system to obtain an evaluation, find clinical and other services, participate in their child’s care, and make a plan to manage their child’s treatment and medications. 

This two-part webinar series will provide FPAs with an overview of common childhood mental health diagnoses, treatments, and medications and share strategies that FPAs can use to support family engagement and partnership with providers.
 

Part One: When Child Mental Health is a Concern: Supporting Parent/Provider Partnership in Care

Family Peer Advocates often assist parents and caregivers to navigate the mental health system to obtain an evaluation, find clinical and other services, participate in their child’s care, and make a plan to manage their child’s treatment and medications. 

This two-part webinar series will provide FPAs with an overview of common childhood mental health diagnoses, treatments, and medications and share strategies that FPAs can use to support family engagement and partnership with providers.

Supporting Family and Youth Peer Advocates During COVID-19

Providers of peer services are approaching their work during this challenging time with commitment and creativity. Supervisors are working hard behind the scenes to support their staff, both personally and professionally. Through panel discussion and feedback from webinar participants we share strategies supervisors are using to stay connected and help staff adapt.

Handouts and attendee chat responses are available in "Resources" below.

Family Driven Care Learning Community (FDC LC): Partners in Care Informational Webinar

Family Driven Care (FDC) is a framework that assists with the understanding that families are the main decision-makers within their lives and thus the care in which they participate and receive. Parents and caregivers are the experts on their children and their continual family involvement contributes to the quality care they receive. 

Hiring Family Peer Advocates: Panel Discussion with Family Peer Support Program Directors

It is important to find the right people to provide Family Peer Support Services.  What experience, skills and characteristics should you look for to build a team of FPAs to empower and support families? 

This webinar with a panel of experienced FPSS Program Directors discusses screening, interviewing and hiring strategies and tips. 

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Family Peer Advocate Provisional Credential Application Review

This webinar will focus on the Family Peer Advocate (FPA) Provisional Credentialing process.  You will learn about the history of the Credential and why having a Family Peer Advocate Credential is important for anyone entering field of Family Peer Support. We will review the requirements and eligibility criteria for an FPA credential, including a page-by-page review of the Provisional Application, including tips on how to complete each of the sections.

Family Peer Advocate Professional Credential Application Review

This webinar will focus on the Family Peer Advocate (FPA) Professional Credentialing process. You will learn about the requirements and eligibility criteria a person needs to meet to receive a Family Peer Advocate Professional credential, including a page-by-page review of the Professional credential application, including tips on how to best complete each of the sections.  This webinar is Part 2 in a two part series on the Family Peer Advocate Credential.

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