Family Peer Support Program
Family Peer Support Services (FPSS) are an array of formal and informal activities and supports provided to families caring for/raising a child who is experiencing social, emotional, medical, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges in their home, school, placement, and/or community. FPSS provides a structured, strength-based relationship between a Family Peer Advocate (FPA) and the parent/family member/caregiver for the benefit of the child/youth.
- Support by phone, in person, individually, or in a group setting.
- Assistance with school issues—education advocacy.
- Teen support.
- Assistance in identifying and developing natural supports.
- Caregiver discussion, education, and skill-building groups.
|Family Support Services Fact Sheet||Hoja de Datos para Servicios de Apoyo Familiar|
|Family Educational Group||A Parent’s Guide to Special Education in NYS (ages 3-21)|
|Parents of Teens Support Group|
|PEACE (Teen Support) Group|
Family Education Workshops
The educational program is a comprehensive 12-14 week program that utilizes strength-based curriculums such as “Strengthening Families Program,” “The Incredible Years,” “Scream-free Parenting,” and a few more to provide training to Parents, and Caregivers, for effective parenting of Children of all ages.
Attendance for the Family Education Workshops is currently Hybrid. You can attend in person (which is encouraged ) or participate virtually if that works best for you. Curriculums used are evidence-based and chosen with your Individual Family’s Needs in Mind.
Youth Family Support Program
Youth Peer Support (YPS) services are formal and informal services and supports provided to youth, who are experiencing social, medical, emotional, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges in their home, school, placement, and/or community-centered services. These services provide the training and support necessary to ensure the engagement and active participation of the youth in the treatment planning process and with the ongoing implementation and reinforcement of skills.
Medicaid/Managed Care recipients:
Please use the form below which includes a Medical Necessity section.
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