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

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

Accessing the YPA 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. 

YPA Supervisors Virtual Café

The Training & Workforce Development at Families Together in NYS, Inc. is excited to launch a monthly meeting for YPA Supervisors starting in February! Supervisors will have an open forum to discuss successes and challenges of supervising youth peer advocates. Meeting topics will be determined by supervisors.

Meetings will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month @ 12pm – 1pm. Registration is not required and the same link will be used each time. Please save dates to your calendar and reach out with any questions.

Join by Zoom:

February 9th
March 8th
April 12th
May 10th
July 12th
August 9th
September 13th
October 11th
November 8th
December 13th (tentative)

Questions? Get in touch today!