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Stark MHAR - Canton

Parent Peer Support Supervisor Training - January 30 & 31, 2024 (IN-PERSON)

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Parent Peer Support Supervisor Training - January 30 & 31, 2024 (IN-PERSON)
Parent Peer Support Supervisor Training - January 30 & 31, 2024 (IN-PERSON)

Time & Location

Jan 30, 2024, 9:00 AM EST – Jan 31, 2024, 4:00 PM EST

Stark MHAR - Canton, 121 Cleveland Ave SW, Canton, OH 44702, USA

About the event

This training is for professionals that will be supervising Ohio Certified Family Peer Supporters. This training is offered at NO COST for a limited time. 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. The most effective way to recruit, retain, and support family peer supporters is the use of practice-based, effective strategies specific to their role.  Supervisors need knowledge of the principles and practices of family peer support in order to provide constructive support and optimum utilization of the family peer support role. 

Supervision is a key component in the success of Parent Peer Support Providers. Supervisors must employ a developmental approach that promotes the unique lived experience of the PPSP and encourages ongoing professional development. This curriculum addresses supervisory skills that will support the work of the PPSP, including creating a supportive environment, maintaining fidelity and accountability to the PPSP role and opportunities for growth and advancement. Suggested strategies, best practices and tools are provided for use in individual supervision. 

The modules with skill sets covered in the Supervisor curriculum are outlined below:

I. Introduction to parent peer support (PPS) and the PPS workforce

II. The six phases of Parent Peer Support (Connect, Discover, Support, Empower, Prepare and Take Care) and skill sets required in each phase

III. Effective supervision and support of the PPSP

a. Supervision as a developmental process

b. Creating a supportive and productive workplace environment

c. Supervision strategies–basics and tools for use in supervision in three core areas (family work, performance, and

professional growth)

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