Peer and Family Support Specialists

Learn about the peer and family specialist certification process and read about standards.

Become certified
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Certified Peer Support Specialists and Certified Family Support Partners are critical in the Idaho mental health system. BPA Health administers the certification process for Peer Support Specialists and Family Support Partners. If you are interested in a certification, contact BPA Health.

 

 

BPA Health Contacts
Certified Peer Support Specialists

Certified Peer Support Specialists have experienced a mental illness and recovery and are well positioned to support others who are seeking recovery. Peers offer hope and encouragement by sharing their experiences and knowledge. They create opportunities for recovering individuals to live satisfying and meaningful lives.

Certified Peer Support Specialists provide hope for individuals, families, and communities recovering from mental illness by offering:

  • Connections to a community of peers
  • Encouragement and understanding
  • Information on accessing resources
  • Support through recovery

Due to COVID-19, temporary online training opportunities may be available. Contact one of the CPSS trainers to determine if they are offering temporary online training opportunities.

CPSS training contacts
Deborah M Ludlow, CPSS, BHT
Idaho Behavioral Health, Inc.
Address

1811 E Karcher Road
Nampa, ID 83687
United States

Phone
Jeff D Wright, Ph.D.
Life Counseling Center
Address

112 12th Ave Road
Nampa, ID 83686
United States

Phone
Michelle Takagi
Ambitions of Idaho
Address

1019 W Sanetta Street
Nampa, ID 83651
United States

Phone
Certified Family Support Partners

Certified Family Support Partners have experienced raising a child with mental illness, navigating multiple child-serving systems, and assisting the child in developing the resiliency needed for recovery. Certified Family Support Partners offer hope and encouragement by sharing their experiences and knowledge.

Certified Family Support Partners provide hope for individuals, families, and communities for families in similar situations by offering:

  • Stories of lived experience with other parents/caregivers
  • Encouragement and understanding
  • Information on accessing resources
  • Direct caregiver-to-caregiver support

Due to COVID-19 temporary online training opportunities may be available. Contact one of the CFSP trainers to determine if they are offering temporary online training opportunities. 

CFSP training contacts
Stephanie M. Hoffman, Ph.D., CFSP, CPM
Family Support Partners & Training, LLC
Phone
Jeff D Wright, Ph.D.
Life Counseling Center
Address

112 12th Ave Road
Nampa, ID 83686
United States

Phone