Family run organizations across the country are lead providers of family and youth peer support services. Most are grassroots organizations developed and run by the parents and caregivers of children, youth, and young adults affected by serious emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges. The mission of most family run organizations includes family support, education, public…

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This brief reviews the steps an agency might take in preparation for beginning a parent-to-parent program and hiring Parent Support Providers. As part of the steps, the agency readiness includes developing a structure for the on-going support, supervision and evaluation of the program.

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