2017 Parent Peer Support Provider Training
October 13-14th, 2017
South Carolina, through the efforts of the Joint Council on Children and Adolescents, is moving towards the development of a Palmetto Coordinated System of Care a part of a national movement that focuses on family-driven and youth-guided care. One of the services to be offered is Peer Support. Nationally, documented outcomes of peer support services indicate that peer support is one of the most successful and most requested of services available within systems of care. Many child and family serving agencies are partnering with Parent Peer Support Providers because of improved services and outcomes for families.
Parent Peer Support Providers:
Are primary caregivers (parents, grandparents, stepparents, foster parents, etc.) with lived experience raising a child with emotional, developmental, behavioral, mental health or substance use concerns.
Assists families with identifying formal and informal supports
Reduce isolation of family members while promoting trust and hope
Provide families with skills needed to make informed decisions
The purpose of this training is to set a sound foundation for Parent Peer Support Providers in targeted areas such as:
Building family strengths
Behavioral health and treatment
Are you ready to assist other families?
Find out how to become a Parent Peer Support Provider today! For more information, please call 803-772-5210/toll-free 866-779-0402.