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FTNYS Releases Our Fall
Policy Committee Report

In our Fall FTNYS Policy Committee Report, read about our latest efforts to advocate for systems change for mental health, juvenile justice, addiction, child welfare, and developmental disabilities. Highlights include an overview of our legislative and budget priorities, updates on Raise the Age, Family First Implementation, and recent developments in special education.
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).
Debate continues over NY's Raise the Age program

DATA: Arrests involving 16-year-old suspects have declined statewide. " Citing newly released state data, Families Together in New York State, one of the advocacy groups that crusaded for the juvenile justice updates, said one of the most striking successes is that statewide felony arrests of 16-year-olds have declined by more than a third in the first phase of Raise the Age."
Foster Parents and Youth: Your Story has Power.
CHAMPS NY is campaign working ensures that when children must enter foster care, they are placed into family-based settings whenever possible, and that their caregivers are supported. We know that children in foster care experience better outcomes when they are cared for by supportive families, especially relatives. However, New York struggles to recruit and retain enough families to adequately support the children who come into foster care. Are you involved in foster care? If so, please sign our pledge and share your story with us! Together, we can ensure bright futures for New York's children.

Learn more about Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment (CPST) under CFTSS!

WORKING IN MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT SETTINGS” If you are at least 18 years of age, employed for at least six months as peer support staff in a setting that provides mental health-related treatment and/or recovery-oriented services, and reside in one of the 50 States in the U.S. or in one of the five U.S. Territories, you are invited to participate in an online survey that takes about 20 minutes to complete.
To learn more and confirm your eligibility, visit: peer support staff job satisfaction