Special Initiatives

Family Peer Support

Family Peer Advocate Training and Credentialing

Families Together administers the New York State Family Peer Advocate (FPA) Credential. Established in 2011, as of January 2021 there are approximately 400 credentialed FPAs. The intent of this credentialing process is to formally recognize the expertise of Family Peer Advocates, to ensure all advocates demonstrate core competencies, to expand reimbursement possibilities, and to provide opportunities for professional growth and collaboration. 

For an overview of credential requirements, please see:

To access the Parent Empowerment Program Training, please

For additional information on the FPA Credential, including access to the online application, please visit:

If you have any questions regarding the FPA Credential please contact:  FPACredential@ftnys.org 

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