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Transitions to Adulthood

Become a Family Peer Advocate (FPA)

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH)

Description

Family Peer Advocates are valuable professionals within the child serving system. They are uniquely qualified to work with families based on their first-hand experience as the parent/caregiver of a young person with a social, emotional, behavioral, health, or developmental disability. This experience, combined with additional Parent Empowerment (PEP) training, allows them to provide peer support to parents of children with similar challenges.

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Websites

Hotlines

  • 1-888-326-8644, Toll Free

Categories

AdvocacyAt-Home ServicesCommunication of Medical InformationCommunication SkillsCommunity CareDay Treatment ProgramsFamily Peer Support and AdvocacyFamily/School CommunicationGeneral Support for FamiliesInformation and ReferralLife TransitionsMedical ManagementMedical/Physical HealthMental HealthRespiteSupport GroupsTransition PlanningTransitions to AdulthoodTrauma Informed Care

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NY Connects
1-800-342-9871

Suicide Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Toll Free
1-800-799-4889 TTY

Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-342-3720, Toll Free
1-800-638-5163, TTD/TTY
1-800-342-3720, NY Relay

Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline
1-855-373-2122 Toll Free
1-855-373-2123 TTD/TTY

A-Z of Disabilities and Accommodations
(800) 526-7234 Toll Free
(877) 781-9403 TTY

Disability Resource Clearinghouse and Navigators
1-800-624-4143 Toll Free
7-1-1 NY Relay

High School Equivalency/Test Assissing Secondary Completion HSE/TASCâ„¢
518-474-5906

Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) Questions
518-473-1574
1-888-NYSHESC (1-888-697-4372) Toll Free

Social Security Office Locator
1-800-772-1213 Toll Free

Vital Records
1-855-322-1022 Toll Free

Work Incentives Hotline
1-888-224-3272 Toll Free
1-877-671-6844 TTD/TTY

Family/Youth Support and Peer Advocacy

Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.

Financial Assistance

Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council