A Certified Parent Peer Specialist combines knowledge gained from parenting children and youth with social, emotional, behavioral, mental health and/or substance use challenges and training to increase their skills to support other parents or those in a parenting role.
The Role of the Certified Parent Peer Specialist is varied and can take on several forms of support and assistance to families experiencing social, emotional, behavioral and/or substance use concerns of youth.
Certified Parent Peer Specialists in Wisconsin, like Certified Peer Specialists, are guided by and expected to work in accordance to a list of Core Competencies, a clearly defined Scope of Practice, and a Code of Ethics.
It is generally recognized that Certified Parent Peer Specialists provide the following services:
The primary purpose of certification is to ensure that people employed in Wisconsin as Certified Parent Peer Specialists meet high standards of performance and that they:
While the role of a Certified Parent Peer Specialist will vary from one family to the next, it generally includes empowering those who are parenting by:
Certified Parent Peer Specialists use their experiences to assist other parents with:
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