Certified Family Partner Advisory Council
The CFP Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to Via Hope staff on policy issues related to the Via Hope CFP certification process, changes in the curriculum for certification training, development of additional Endorsement trainings, resolution of ethics complaints, and development of the Certified Family Partner profession.
The Council has 13 members who must be currently employed or volunteering in at least a half-time position as a Certified Family Partner. If working in at least a 75% time position, a CFP must have at least one year’s experience; if working in less than a 75% time position, the CFP must have a minimum of two years’ experience.
This employment may be in a child-serving organization, community mental health center, state hospital, other private mental health provider, similar organizations, or private service provision.
The Council meets in person a minimum of twice per year with an additional two meetings in person or via conference call or video. Meetings occur in April, July, October and January. Subcommittees may meet independently of the full Council. For example, the Ethics Subcommittee addresses ethics complaints against CFPs as they arise.
In selecting members, the Council maintains a diverse membership in terms of ethnicity, age, geographic location, rural or urban setting, the length of experience, and participation in other Via Hope initiatives. The Council also functions as a subcommittee of the Via Hope Recovery Stakeholders Committee, and the Council Chair and Vice Chair are members of that Committee.
Council members are appointed for two year terms beginning in April, and officers (Chair and Vice Chair) are appointed for one-year terms.. A notice is sent to all current Certified Family Partners whenever there are one or more vacancies. Individuals nominate themselves and are elected by a vote of the full CFP body.
The 2018 CFP Advisory Council Members are (in alphabetical order)
Michelle Brown (Secretary)
Amaya Flores (Vice Chair)
Kajeanna Jones (Chair)
For more information about the CFP Advisory Council including terms of service, officers and resignation and dismissal please see the CFP Advisory Council Charter.