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Nov 18

Family Peer Support

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Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
121 Cleveland Ave SW, Canton, OH 44702
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Nov 18, 2024 09:00am ET - Nov 22, 2024 04:00pm ET

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This training is for parents with lived experience raising a child with behavioral/mental health challenges who are interested in learning how to support other families in navigating youth-serving systems. This training is offered at NO COST for a limited time. The FREDLA Parent Peer Support Provider training is an approved training curriculum for certification to become an Ohio Certified Family Peer Supporter. Family peer support (FPS) is a unique workforce required to use their lived experience in a professional manner to support other families with children and youth with mental health challenges. This is a 5-day training and is nationally recognized in the competency areas identified by the National Family Peer Specialist certification exam. Because this curriculum is a practice model, there are many opportunities to practice the skills you will learn throughout the training. This training fulfills the training requirements of the certification. To obtain certification, there are additional steps required by the Ohio Department of Mental health and addiction services. Find more information at

A Certified Family Peer Supporter:

  • Connects with & supports families
  • Partners with families to help them advocate for services for their child
  • Educates families to develop skills to support their child
  • Engages with diverse professionals as a part of the families care team
  • Uses a strengths-based approach to help families navigate services

As a Certified Family Peer Supporter, you are able to:

  • Help struggling families feel less alone
  • Enhance family and provider collaboration
  • Support family confidence and self-efficacy
  • Empower families to actively partner in their child’s care
  • Encourage caregiver self-care and family resiliency

CEUs: Not applicable