Training Course

Parent Partner 101

This three (3) day training is ideal for newly hired Parent Partner/Family Advocates as well as parents/caregivers who are either currently employed or have an interest in employment in the public mental health system.

This curriculum, designed to specifically prepare individuals for entrance into the mental health workforce in a manner that is ethical, successful, cultural and linguistically competent, is built upon family driven and youth guided principles.

Course Objectives:

  • Parent Partner/Family Advocate roles and responsibilities
  • Overview of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
  • Cultural competence & sensitivity
  • The family-driven parent partner program
  • System navigation
  • Ethics, accountability, and leadership

Upon completion, participants will receive a UACF certificate of completion.

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Need Immediate Help?

If you or a loved one is in immediate crisis, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

The UACF Hope Line is a message system for parents and caregivers that provides resources and connections to individuals in your community that may be able to assist you in finding appropriate support services for your child’s mental health needs. Feel free to leave a message on the UACF Hope Line and your call will be returned as promptly as possible.

Hope Line: 1-877-ASK-UACF (275-8223)