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Inspiration Panel #3: Why I Became a Youth Peer Advocate! (The Inspiration Series: Learning from Adult, Family, and Youth Peer Supporters)

October 5, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this session our panelists discuss the benefits of having a youth peer advocate as part of a multidisciplinary team. Panelists will discuss what inspired them to pursue their YPA credential, the style of support a YPA provides, and benefits for recipients working with a YPA. Panelists will give an in-depth explanation of their role and how they provide unique support to youth. We will also discuss how supervising a youth peer advocate is different from supervising a clinical staff. Through this panel, viewers will learn how a YPA is a valuable asset to a mental health team.

This webinar series is designed for the leadership and clinical staff in mental health organizations to hear from Adult, Family, & Youth Peer Support Specialists who will share their personal stories of recovery and how, through Peer Support Services, they were inspired to step into their role as a Peer Support Specialist. Participants will learn about the services they provided, supervision and support received, and how they contributed to a multidisciplinary team approach. As a clinic leader or member of the clinical staff you will consider new ways to collaborate and partner with peer support staff.


October 5, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




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Audience Type
Organizational Leadership, Supervisors, Non-Peer Providers/Other
Training Event Type
Virtual Live
Continuing Education
Peer Specialists (NYCPS; NYCPS-P), Family Peer Advocate (FPA-C), Youth Peer Advocate (YPA-C), NYPSCB (through APS)