We’ve excited to announce our Winter 2021 Family/Peer Support Specialist (FPSS) Webinar Training Program, scheduled to begin in February 2021. Our FPSS program is devoted to providing individuals who have lived experience with a mental health condition (as a peer, family member, or sometimes both) a pathway to employment/volunteer work within the behavioral health field.
Participants learn behavioral health skills during 17 interactive sessions taught by Peer and Family Support Specialists. Topics covered: the recovery model, communication skills, trauma-Informed care, cultural competency, and more. Those who complete the training receive a certificate and are paired with a NAMI FPSS Coordinator who provides one-on-one career counseling and support towards placement as a Family/Peer Support Specialist.