This resource provides guidance to family run organizations that are considering whether to become Medicaid providers, and uses examples from three states – Arizona, Maryland, and Rhode Island – to illustrate key aspects of this decision and process. The guide also includes an agency readiness tool to assess an organization’s preparedness for becoming a Medicaid provider, as well as an at-a-glance list of pros and cons to consider. Family run organizations can use the information in this resource to better understand the implications and opportunities of becoming Medicaid providers of family and youth peer support services.
Community Wellness & Peer Supports
Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research promotes the full participation in socially valued roles of transition-age youth and young adults (ages 14-30) with serious mental health conditions. This website offers research and knowledge translation support youth and young adults as students, learners and workers.
Portland State University’s Pathways RTC has shared e-learning activities and study guides to strengthen a provider’s capacity to foster youth-driven conversations, identify strengths, and engage youth and young adults in planning. Tools can be used independently or incorporated into trainings, team meetings, or supervision.
Ethics are a core competency for family-run organizations (FROs) and parent peer support (PPS) providers. This workbook will be a valuable tool for parent peer support providers to use for discussion with their supervisors and peers on ethical issues they face each day with families, with colleagues, and with partners. Developed by Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA).
This review summarizes much of the existing research on family and youth peer support (FYPS), focusing predominantly on the literature relevant to peer support for children and youth with significant mental health and/or physical health challenges. It was developed as a resource to support states in strengthening their CME approach through the development and implementation of FYPS across child and adolescent serving systems.