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CRPA-F (Family) Training
10 HR Classroom Component
9/26 & 9/27 in Albany
The CRPA-Family is a specialty certification developed by ASAP through funding from the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Its purpose is to better serve family members with youth, aged 21 years or under, who experience social, emotional, medical, developmental, substance use or behavioral challenges in their homes, schools or communities. Individuals who qualify for the CRPA-Family will be authorized to provide Medicaid-reimbursable family peer support services in approved OASAS settings. The CRPA-Family employs a wide array of support services including: engagement, bridging, transition support, empowerment, parent skill development and community connections, building recovery capital at both personal and community levels.
This 2-day training (10 hours) builds on the required online pre-requisite training (10 hours).
This new info-graphic (PDF) provides an accessible overview of funding sources that support child welfare agencies in the United States. State and local sources fund the majority (55 percent) of child welfare agency activities. A variety of federal funding sources support child welfare agency activities, the largest of which is Title IV-E (accounting for 25 percent of total child welfare agency expenditures). Child welfare agency expenditures made up just 0.35 percent ($13.5 billion) of all federal spending in 2016. The info-graphic also provides examples of how child welfare agencies use different combinations of sources to fund their work. 
NEW Family Peer Advocate Training's Announced!

Poughkeepsie, NY October 3-4;
Rochester, NY November 6-7;
Brentwood, NY January 30-31

The Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) Training is a combination of online modules, a 2 day, in-person training and 12 coaching calls. Completion of the PEP training is a requirement for the Family Peer Advocate Professional Credential. Registration forms and more information about the PEP training and FPA Credential can be found on the FTNYS website under the Workforce Development tab.

Learn more about Family Peer Support Services under CFTSS!

FINAL CHANCE to register for the Level Two In-person YPA Training in Rochester, NY!

Wednesday & Thursday, October 2nd & 3rd
9:00am to 5:00pm
Hillside Children’s Center
1 Mustard Street
Rochester, NY 14609

Level Two In-Person Training is Step 4 in the process of becoming a Professionally Credentialed Youth Peer Advocate.

In order to participate in the YPA in-person training, applicants must:
- Hold a YPA Provisional Credential
- Complete Level Two of the YPA online training
- Be providing services that fall within the role of a YPA

For more information and to register visit: YOUTH POWER!
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Schools Must Protect Students with Disabilities from Sexual Harassment

Supporting students with disabilities means addressing sexual harassment, including sexual assault. Students with disabilities are more likely than their peers to experience sexual harassment, less likely to report it, and more likely to be pushed out of school as a result of sexual harassment. Schools must meet their obligations to address sexual harassment under both Title IX—the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in schools—and laws that protect the civil rights of students with disabilities.