Azaria Georger

Hiring and Inspiring! Creative Recruitment of Youth Peer Advocates

Youth Peer Support is a relatively new service and organizations face a collective challenge to find young adults qualified to fulfill these roles. Come join us as Families Together in NYS shares their ideas on the steps you can take to recruit Youth Peer Advocates for these roles. You will also hear from three agencies across the state that have taken creative steps to both hire and inspire the next generation of Youth Peer Advocates.  

Hiring Youth Peer Advocates: Panel Discussion with Supervisors of Youth Peer Advocates

To effectively engage, support and empower young people, agencies will need to find the right young adults to provide Youth Peer Support and Training Services.

In this webinar, you will hear from a panel of Youth Peer Advocate Supervisors who will share their hiring tips and strategies.  

Click here for the Agency Tip Sheet: Interviewing Youth Peer Advocates

Supporting Family and Youth Peer Advocates During COVID-19

Providers of peer services are approaching their work during this challenging time with commitment and creativity. Supervisors are working hard behind the scenes to support their staff, both personally and professionally. Through panel discussion and feedback from webinar participants we share strategies supervisors are using to stay connected and help staff adapt.

Handouts and attendee chat responses are available in "Resources" below.

Building Youth Engagement and Involvement: Learn How YOUTH POWER! Can Support You

Looking to build youth engagement and involvement? Thinking about bringing Youth Peer Advocates to your agency or expanding on your current Youth Peer Support program? YOUTH POWER! is here to help you with this and more! 

This webinar will introduce you to the technical assistance available through YOUTH POWER! of Families Together in NYS. YOUTH POWER! has the expertise to support you and will share specific examples of the types of TA they provide and walk you through the TA process.

Audience: Providers interested in increasing youth involvement

Why Youth Peer Advocates? Part Two

In Part Two of this two-part presentation, we will hear directly from a panel consisting of Youth Peer Advocates, young adults who have received YPA services, a family member, and program managers who will share with you their unique experiences engaging with and providing Youth Peer Support Services. We encourage you to bring all of your questions for this engaging panel. 

Why YPA? Part One

In Part One of this two-part presentation, we will explore what research and data tell us about Youth Peer Advocates. Here we will review data collected from interviews with Youth Peer Advocates, Family Peer Advocates, and Care Managers involved with the NYS System of Care High Fidelity Wraparound Initiative. Additionally, we will explore data collected from interviews with families and youth enrolled in the program.  

YOUTH POWER! Overview of the NYS Youth Peer Advocate Training and Credentialing

The Youth Peer Advocate Training and Credentialing is now live! This webinar will provide a detailed overview of the Youth Peer Advocate Training and Credentialing process and the supports people have along the way. 

We will explore the topics covered in the Youth Peer Advocate Training, review the full process required to obtain a Youth Peer Advocate Credential, and answer any additional questions you may have.

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