Principles of Family/Youth Professional Partnership (PFYPP) One-Hour Online Training with CE Credit – FREE!

Course Overview: Learn the basic principles of Family & Youth Professional Partnerships.  This complimentary one hour training is for family members with Lived Experience who wish to learn more about working in the Children’s System of Care, Children, Youth & Family (CYF) program staff working with or interested in working with Youth/Family Support Partners (Y/FSP) within the Children, Youth & Family Behavioral Health System of Care (CYFBHSOC). Learn about guidelines and benefits of working with Youth/Family Support Partners.  1 CEH (Continuing Education Hours) hour will be available to those who qualify* (and by spending the entire hour in the training classroom).

This FREE, informative training is NOW AVAILABLE as a pre-recorded webinar, available to be taken at any time of the day and on any computer, smart phone or tablet device. Freshly updated January 2019 with most up-to-date, relevant information for Y/FSPs. Once you sign up for the Pre-recorded Training, you will receive instructions on how to access the training classroom. Upon completion of the one-hour training, you will take a comprehensive exam and evaluation. After your results have been tabulated, and generally within ONE WEEK of completion of the training, you will receive a certificate and your CEH (Continuing Education Hours) credit via email.

*PLEASE NOTE: TRAINING HAS BEEN REVISED WITH MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION* As of January 2019, the Principles of Family Youth Professional Partnerships (PFYPP) Training has been revised and is now ready for interested participants by visiting this link and following the directions to access the training:  For any questions, please contact us by sending an email to or (858) 987-2980.

Link to access PFYPP Training:

*PFYPP, a training of NAMI San Diego Children, Youth & Family Liaison, is approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, BRN Provider # 16262, for (1) CEH contact hours, CFAAP/CAADAC (1) CEH contact hours, California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE) (1) CEH contact hours, California Association of DUI Treatment Programs, (CADTP) Provider #170 (1) CEH contact hours.

Interest List For: Peer/Family Support Specialist and Family Youth Partner Training – FREE – *Sign up to be notified when the next Cohort is available. 

Use your personal “lived experience” with yourself or a family member who lives with mental illness to help others. Those working as a Peer/Family Specialist or Family Youth Partner who want to enhance their knowledge and learn special skills for your position are encouraged to take this FREE Training Course and Career Planning Assistance tool. For additional details and to apply, please email

RIHS Online Trainings

Responsive Integrated Health Solutions (RIHS) (Formally BHETA: Behavioral Health Education & Training Academy ), provides staff development services that will increase competency in culture, co-occurring disorders, family centered services and resiliency as is required to outreach, assess, and support the recovery of adults and children living with severe mental illnesses, and their families.

Funded via a contract with County of San Diego Mental Health MHSA, through Workforce Education and Training – training and technical assistance RIHS is part of a network of services made available by the county to behavioral health service providers.

RIHS is a County of San Diego Behavioral Health contracted program of the Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of the SDSU School of Social Work.

RIHS provides classes and conferences, curriculum development, trainer development, eLearning, training coordination, as well as consultation in each of these areas. RIHS provides workforce development services including staffing needs assessment, career paths analysis, and staff development.

Learn more about RIHS’s e-courses by clicking HERE.