National Parent Support Provider Certification

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Network faithful who are family members - Take note of a great opportunity from the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. Register to take the National Parent Support Provider Certification test. Become a Certified Parent Support Provider and offer quality parent and caregiver support in your community. There are twenty $150 scholarships that are available until September 14th.

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Alicia von Schirach's avatar

Alicia von Schirach

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I would like to get the certification to help the families of our students.

I am the Behavior Management Specialist for Hendry County Schools.

Please contact me at the email or my cell 863-677-4358.
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Frances Purdy

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National Certification as a Parent Support Provider certainly helps to assure employers and the general public that you know how to connect parents (and their family members) to resources (natural and paid) in way that they know how and have confidence to do for themselves in the future.Having walked in those shoes is the best way to coach and empower other parents to guide their child, youth, or emerging adults to build resilience and use wellness skills. PSPs also advocate with family members, professional, and policy makers to create and maintain helping systems that are responsive to the individual's needs and support healthy people.Apply for certification at www.certification.ffcmh.org/apply
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Allen Sweatt

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I am a certified peer specialist who has worked with persons with serious mental illness and veterans in trauma recovery as well as mental health recovery.

How do you prepare for the Parent Support Provider?

I am in the process of preparing an adverse childhood experiences presentation that I believe will help educate parents, youth and other adult peer support services to use prevention, intervention and recovery techniques and strategies to educate about and possibly avoid as well as minimize the impact of adverse childhood experience from childhood into adulthood.

Prevention education about the impact of early childhood trauma to new parents through parent provider support and adult peer support services.

Intervention to educate and develop strategies to help caregivers with issues that are creating the trauma children may be experiences.

Finally, recovery for those who have experienced childhood trauma and help them recognize the issues they may be facing now as well as what can be done to create a better quality of life. Those in recovery can partner with adult peer services support of a parent support provider.

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