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What is a Family Peer Support Worker?
A Family Peer Support Worker is a parent or primary caregiver who has the “lived experience” of raising a child that experienced emotional, behavioral, mental health, and/or substance use challenges that required them to navigate child-serving systems on behalf of their own child.
Family Peer Support Workers receive specialized training to empower other families who are raising children with similar experiences. They also help families gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to behaviors, sharing his or her experience as appropriate to establish a bond on similar experience.
Family Peer Support Workers use a strengths-based and culturally sensitive approach that recognizes individual youth and family identity, cultural history, life experiences, beliefs, and preferences.