Family Peer Support Services
We believe that parents and caregivers are the experts on their own children.
New Directions Family Peer Advocates provide Family Peer Support Services to parents and caregivers of youth who are experiencing mental health or behavior challenges. Our team of parent professionals support parents by providing a “peer” service, meaning the service provider is someone who has lived experience raising a child with a mental health diagnosis. All program staff are trained and credentialed as New York State Family Peer Advocates.
We believe that parents/caregivers are the experts on their own children. We use a trauma informed care approach in all the work we do. We believe in focusing on and building upon strengths and solution focused planning. Services are free, provided at times and locations convenient for the parent/caregiver, and are family-driven. The goals and needs we work on are identified by you, based on your family’s unique circumstances.