Family Support Specialist (FSS) Professional Competency Course. A three day course required for certification at the state level. Provided in partnership with NAMI TN.
The Certified Family Support Specialist program provides State certification for caregivers who render direct support services to families of children and youth with mental, emotional, behavioral, or co-occurring disorders. Family Support Specialists use their unique experiences as caregivers to inspire hope and to provide support to to others facing similar challenges. Specialists help caregivers navigate the varying child-serving systems. They teach caregivers to become advocates for their children by participating in committees and councils which determine policies and affect change. Family Support Specialists make a major difference in the lives of children and of caregivers.
Cost: $500 per person