New York State Family Peer Advocate Credential
Families Together administers the New York State Family Peer Advocate Credential. Over 200 Family Peer Advocate Credentials have been awarded. The establishment of the FPA Credential recognizes the importance of family-to-family support. The intent of this credentialing process is to formally recognize the expertise of Family Peer Advocates, to ensure all advocates demonstrate core competencies, to expand reimbursement possibilities, and to provide opportunities for professional growth and collaboration.
What is a Family Peer Advocate?
Family Peer Advocates have ‘lived-experience’ as the parent (biological, foster, adoptive) or primary caregiver of a child/youth with a social, emotional, behavioral, mental health, or developmental disability). They receive training to develop skills and strategies to empower and support other families. They foster effective parent-professional partnership and promote the practice of family-driven and youth-guided approaches.
Family Peer Advocate Credential Information and Application Materials Please read the FAQ and the Application Instructions before completing the application form. FTNYS Staff are available to support you as you complete your FPA Credential application.
Family Peer Advocate Information for Advocates – FAQ- Click Here
Family Peer Advocate (FPA) Application Form and Instructions –Click Here
FPA Application Payment Form –Click Here
FPA Application Cover Sheet – Click Here
NYS Family Peer Credential Renewal
FPA Credential Renewal Application-Click Here
FPA Continuing Education and Renewal FAQ-Click Here
FPA Renewal Payment Form – Click Here
Continuing Education Form – Click Here
FPA Code of Ethics-Click Here
FPSS Definition-Click Here
For more information on the FPA Credential or PEP Training please contact:Susan Burger Director of FPA Credentialing and Workforce Development firstname.lastname@example.org 516-314-1143 Nancy Craig Director Statewide Training and Parent Advisor Liaison email@example.com 716-432-6238 Laurie Rivera Program Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 518-432-0333 ext. 18