The purpose of Parent Peer Specialist services is to empower parents by increasing their knowledge and skills, model behavior for others, provide hope for change and growth, assist in advocacy and teamwork, navigate service and support systems, encourage and understand the youth’s voice, and provide peer support through the shared parenting experience.
The mission of Rocky Hill is to provide hope, support, education, and advocacy to parents of children with mental health and substance use issues.
A Certified Peer Specialist is a person who has their own lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges and has completed formal training and certification in the peer specialist model of mental health and substance use-oriented peer support. They use their unique set of lived experiences and recovery, in combination with comprehensive skills-training, including continuing education, to support people with similar lived experience. Certified Peer Specialists actively center peer support principles and skills in their work, while working in a clearly defined role and collaborating in a complementary fashion as part of a recovery team.
The curriculum has been created at two levels. The severe level is meant for students with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. This level is a flip book made with one side being a picture and the other side being instruction guidance for the adult.
The mild/moderate curriculum is appropriate for students who can read, but need more specific instruction or a reminder course. This level is differentiated to accommodate learners who struggle to complete tables and longer writing assignments.
Additionally, consulting and training for the curriculum is available.
IEP, 504, IDEA, FAPE
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