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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.)
- Supporting our Children’s Mental Health by Flipping the Script (pdf of slides)
- What is a System of Care, and How Does the Interagency Coordinating Council for Children and Youth Fit Into It? (pdf of slides)
- Procedural Safeguards: What Is Child Find? (pdf of slides)
- Procedural Safeguards: Evaluation (pdf of slides)
- Family-Driven Practice: What It Means and Why It Matters (pdf of slides)
- Partnering in Your Child’s Behavioral Healthcare: WHAT CAN I DO TO SUPPORT MY CHILD’S MENTAL HEALTH?
- Partnering in Your Child’s Behavioral Health Care: HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD NEEDS HELP AND WHERE DO I GO IF THEY DO?
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, 2023, 1-2:15 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
Sept. 12 at 1:00 p.m. Merge Webinar Series: Strength in Neurodiversity
Please contact Families as Allies at 601-355-0915 or email@example.com if you have questions about the parent/caregiver peer support recertification process.