Join Monthly Technical Assistance Calls

 FTNYS holds Monthly TA Calls for Family Peer Support Program supervisors. Guest speakers and group discussions provide a great opportunity for learning and networking with your peers across the state. Topics discussed by this group include, but are not limited to:

  • Emerging trends in the field of Family Support
  • Medicaid Transformation
  • Statewide news & upcoming events

For more information, or to join, please contact:

Laurie Rivera, Program Manager
Community and Systems Engagement Team
Phone: 518.432.0333 ext. 17

Family Peer Advocates (FPA) Orientation Training for Supervisors

As outlined in the Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) Manual, supervisors of Family Peer Advocates who are not credentialed peers themselves are required to participate in training on the FPA role. Through a partnership between CTAC and Families Together in NYS, online training to fulfill this requirement is now available.

You will be completing the same Level 1 training modules that FPAs complete as part of their credentialing process. These modules will help to orient you to the intent of family peer services, the roles of family peers, and familiarize you with FPA training and credentialing requirements.

Access the FPA Orientation Training for Supervisors

To access the online training modules, you will be redirected to the Self-Learning Center (SLC) hosted by our partners from the Community Technical Assistance Center of New York (CTAC). Before continuing, please review the ‘SLC User Guide’ below to walk you through the registration process for this training. 

SLC User Guide

If you have any questions, please contact us at

To continue on to the Self-Learning Center, click on the link below.

CTAC Self-Learning Center


Helping FPAs Address Work-Related Stress in the Era of COVID-19
Dr. James Rodriguez is a Senior Research Scientist and Director of Trauma Informed Services at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. He is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychologist with over 25 years of experience in mental health services to children, youth, and families.
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The COVID-19 crisis has impacted every facet of society. In order to best advocate in this new climate, we are very interested in hearing from families and system partners about the needs, concerns, and difficulties that families are experiencing as a result of social distancing, school closures, and stay-at-home orders.