Peer Advocate Advisory Program
Advocates are essential to provide Support and empower parents/ caregivers of children and youth who are experiencing social emotional developmental or behavioral challenges, their goal is to empower families through strength-based approaches. Advocates are important because they directly help the families and youth realize their self-sufficiency goals, while also serving as a link to community resources. As Advisors we provide support to the family and youth advocates through trainings and technical assistance to better assist families by utilizing our own lived experiences. The Advisors are important to the the advocacy workforce due to their extra layer of support and enhancing the advocates professional development skills.