Demystifying Family Partners
Demystifying Family Partners is a one-day training for clinicians, case managers, family partner supervisors, rehabilitation staff, peer supervisors, and others wanting an understanding of the role this workforce plays in children’s mental health.
A Certified Family Partner (CFP) is a person who has lived experience parenting a child with mental, emotional or behavioral health challenges, and can articulate an understanding of their real life experience to another parent or legal guardian. Family Partners are formal members of the recovery team. Certified Family Partners have taken an intensive in-person 4-day course, and passed a written exam testing their knowledge of the profession.
The primary role of the Certified Family Partner is to serve the family, helping them to engage with and actively participate in their child’s recovery treatment, whether with doctors, schools, within wraparound teams, or when there is (or potentially could be) juvenile justice involvement.
Family partners provide an array of services including advocacy, role modeling, mentoring, and facilitation of support groups. They have experience recognizing and building on their own family’s strengths and resiliencies, and transforming from defeat to empowerment.
This interactive and engaging course will be completed in late 2018, and offered onsite at agencies that request it, as well as in a public format where multiple agencies can participate
Organizations can inquire about how to host a session of Demystifying Family Partners by contacting Via Hope directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.