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Advocacy

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.

Publications

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

Addiction Recovery Resources
1-877-846-7369 Toll Free

COMBAT HEROIN and Prescription Drug Abuse
1-877-846-7369 Toll Free

Disability Rights NY Hotlines & Resources
(518) 432-7861
(800) 993-8982 Toll Free
(518) 512-3448 TTY

Individual and Family Support Unit - Justice Center
1-800-624-4143 Toll Free
7-1-1 and give operator 1-800-624-4143 NY Relay

NY Project Hope - Coping with COVID
Text GOT5 to 741741
Frontline Workers Text FRONTLINE to 741741
1-844-863-9314 Toll Free
1-800-846-8517 TTY

NYS Hopeline
1-877-846-7379 Toll Free

Pre- and Post-Adoption Services
888-354-1342 Toll Free

Prevent Child Abuse New York Website
1-800-CHILDREN (244-5373) Toll Free

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