The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) will share a SAMHSA sponsored webinar presented by the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time called Improving Access to Care Through Creating Certified Family Peer Specialists Across the Lifespan.
Family Peer Support services grew from the grassroots work of family-run organizations and families supporting each other and have been available in many states, including Mississippi, for several years. This webinar will explore how family peer support has evolved and what family peer support looks like across the life span.
Issues that are relevant to parent peer support in general, but also to Mississippi’s model in particular, will be discussed. These issues include certification models, the need for cohesive cross-system collaboration and implementation and the unique nature of parent peer support compared to adult peer support.
• Joy Hogge, Ph.D., Executive Director, Families as Allies, Mississippi
• Zira Franks, MSC, BHT, Program Director, Family Involvement Center, Arizona
• Cindy Seekins, CFPS, Executive Director, G.E.A.R. Parent Network, Maine
• Lynda Gargan, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Please register here: https://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/lifespan_reg/event/registration.html
We want to once again thank the NASMHPD for recognizing the unique and important role of parent peer support and the National Federation of Families‘ leadership in facilitating parent peer support across the lifespan. Families as Allies is honored and excited to share information and ideas on this webinar. We are thankful to all of the families who have shared yourselves and your expertise with us! We hope all of you will join us.