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Request a FREDLA Parent Peer Support Provider or Supervisor Training

Request a FREDLA Parent Peer Support Provider Practice Model or Supervisor Training for your Organization!

Request a FREDLA Parent Peer Support Provider or Supervisor Training

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About the event

Thank you for your interest in learning more about hosting the FREDLA Practice Model Parent Peer Support Provider or Supervisor Training. This training is offered at NO COST for a limited time. The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Union County is the Ohio license holder for the national FREDLA Practice Model curriculum.   The Parent Peer Support Provider training is 5 days (8 hour days) and a total of 40 hours. The Supervisor training is 3 days (8 hour days) and a total of 24 hours. In-Person, virtual, and hybrid options are available based on the needs of your organization or community.   Wren Hawkins, The Ohio Practice Model Training Coordinator, will reach out to you upon receiving this information and you can reach her at wren@mhrbuc.org with any questions or concerns.

Parent Peer Support Provider Practice Model Training: 

This training is for parents with lived experience who are interested in learning how to support other families in navigating youth-serving systems. The FREDLA Parent Peer Support Provider Practice Model is an approved training curriculum as part of the certiciation to become an Ohio Certified Family Peer Supporter. This will be a hybrid training offered on-site in Marysville, Ohio with the option to join virtually. 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 competencey 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 fulfils the training requirement of certicication. To obtain certification, there are additional steps required by the Ohio Department of Mental health and addiction services. Find more information at https://mha.ohio.gov/community-partners/peer-supporters/become-a-family-peer-supporter. 

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

Supervisor Training 

This training is for professionals that will be supervsing Ohio Certified Family Peer Supporters. 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, workplace wellness, 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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