Family Partner Training Institute 2023

What is a Family Partner?  Individuals who can articulate lessons learned from their own lived experience parenting a child (youth or emerging adult) and have specialized training to assist and empower families raising children (youth and emerging adults) who experience emotional, developmental, behavioral, substance use or mental health concerns. They partner with child and family serving systems to improve family outcomes and strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination. Additionally, Family Partners assist families and youth to bring their voice to the service delivery, planning and evaluation process of public and private supports and services for children, youth and young adults. Family Partners complete over 90 contact hours of training in five core competencies that embody the skills, knowledge and abilities needed in their work supporting parents and families.

By participating in the Family Partner Training Institute you will have the option of earning your Local / NC State Credential as a Family Partner, working toward your National Certification for Family Peer Specialists™ (CFPS), and/or to learn more to be a stronger advocate for your own family. Completing the courses that are a part of MHA’s Family Partner Training Institute will take several months. Classes will begin in October 2023.

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