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Get Recertified as a Parent/Caregiver Peer Support Specialist

Anyone certified through the PLACE Division of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to provide peer support must renew their certification and pay their renewal fee by Sept. 29, 2023. You can submit the renewal form and payment online or by mail, but you must use the same method for both. You can find instructions and the renewal form at this link.

You’ll need continuing education for recertification. Please refer to the DMH renewal instructions for more details.

Families as Allies’ events calendar has several trainings relevant to parent peer support that meet the requirements for continuing education. Please review the events section. We highlight some live training below and call attention to recorded training from Families as Allies and the National Federation of Families that you can use for continuing education.

Note: All times below are Central Daylight Time.

Families as Allies’ September Events that include Continuing Education: 
Sept. 13 at noon Supportive Coaching for Parents Supporting Other Parents
Sept. 27 from 12-1:00 p.m. Leadership Coaching and Policy Discussion

Families as Allies Recorded Trainings
 (These require a post-test. Contact Families as Allies at for more information.)

National Council for Mental Wellbeing Webinars
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2–3 p.m. Views From the Field: Enhancing Care for Black and African American Health Disparities in Rural Areas

Thursday, Sept. 7, 12:30–2 p.m. Getting Candid: Practical Guidance for Framing the Conversation Around Youth Substance Use Prevention

Friday, Sept. 22, 1–2 p.m. Relias: Care Transitions Practices for Suicidal Individuals

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 10-11 a.m. CoE-IHS Webinar: Partnering with Schools to Improve Youth Mental Health

Shared by the Mississippi Recovery Advocacy Project: 
FREE WEBINAR: Creating Sustainable Community Partnerships to Support Youth & Teens- Thursday, Sept. 7, 20231-2:15 p.m.

Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center Training 
Aug. 31, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Navigating the IEP

Sept. 7 – Sept. 8 Creating Your Own Path: Successful Transitions for Persons with Autism

Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Special Education Boot Camp – Gulfport

Online courses with the National Federation of Families:
Family Engagement in Evaluation of Mental Health Services
Self-Care for Parents, Caregivers and Family Members

Other partners:
Sept. 12 at 1:00 p.m. Merge Webinar Series: Strength in Neurodiversity

Please contact Families as Allies at 601-355-0915 or if you have questions about the parent/caregiver peer support recertification process.

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