Do you have personal experience as a parent or legal guardian of a child living with a mental illness, substance use and/or co-occuring diagnosis? Do you wish you could use that experience to help other families navigate through the education, legal, and behavioral health system barriers that often prevent them from getting the help they truly need?
The Office of Children, Young Adults and Families, and the Office of Recovery Transformation, in partnership with the Office of Federal Grant Programs and Special Initiatives is looking for parents and caregivers like you to become Certified Peer Specialist – Parents (CPS-P) and use their lived experience to support families through out Georgia. The class is scheduled for February 20-24, 2017. More information about how you can apply to become a CPS-P is listed below:
Applications are being accepted from parent or guardian enrollees who meet the lived experience expectations below and also must meet the following criteria:
- Candidates must be the parent or legal guardian of a child living with a mental illness, substance use and/or co-occurring diagnosis; and one of the following:
- Currently employed doing Peer Parent Support ; or
- Currently employed in the public sector Behavioral Health system as a paraprofessional and have the desire to distinguish themselves as a Parent CPS-P; or
- Have related experience serving youth and families through participation in community volunteering, support groups, family organizations and/or advocacy.
Space is limited, so don’t miss out!
Applications and required documentation are due by February 2, 2017.
Click here to learn more and start your application today.