Family Youth Partners (sometimes called FYP) is an overarching term for parents and caregivers of children or youth who have or are currently receiving services from a public child family serving agency. Youth (individuals 25 and younger) who have received services or are currently receiving services from the Children, Youth & Family Behavioral Health Services System of Care can also be a Family Youth Partner.
Family Youth Partners play a unique and important role in the world of peer recovery and support in San Diego’s behavioral health scene. FYP’s work both paid and unpaid positions and usually receive extensive training. The Child, Youth & Family Liaison celebrates the valuable depth and meaning lived experience brings to the table of living with wellness and recovery. The many roles within the behavioral health community that a Family Youth Partner can play can include:
• Advocacy & Community Engagement
• Training & Supervision
• Support Partners
• Outcome & Evaluation
• Programs & Activities
The Children, Youth & Family Liaison provides a monthly free support and coaching program for San Diego’s active Family Youth Partners. Coaching takes place on the last Friday of the month from 1pm to 3pm at NAMI San Diego headquarters. For more information or to RSVP to attend a Family Youth Partner Coaching Session. The next one is Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm 5095 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123. Our topic is Spotlight on Childhood Grief, and we will have a Speaker Presentation by Melissa Lunardini, Children’s Bereavement Manager for the Center for Compassionate Care at Elizabeth Hospice. All FYPs are welcome!
Information CYFLiaison@namisd.org Subject Line: FYP
Call (858) 987-2980