Certified Family Support Partners (CFSPs) are parents/caregivers who have raised or are raising a child with a mental health diagnosis. CFSPs are peers to the caregiver and they have walked-the-walk of lived experience navigating child-serving systems of care, feeling the emotions of what it’s like to obtain an assessment and services for their child, as well as collaborating with multiple professionals who are all trying to help, but most often are coming from different perspectives. CFSPs were established in Idaho around 2015 and have been an Optum Idaho service through Medicaid since that time. This service is valuable to caregivers and their families as it provides support to caregivers by decreasing their feelings of isolation, increasing their feelings of empowerment and hope, and assisting them in becoming engaged in the process.
Family Support Partners & Training, LLC would like your input regarding the CFSP service. The results of this survey will help us to better understand the needs of providers as they relate to CFSPs, as well as what is working. We want to know your experience in obtaining training, your thoughts about the certification process, hiring and maintaining CFSPs, and preparing your workforce and families for the service so that we can improve our training and consultation services. We will share the results with the state behavioral health authority if there is interest.
This confidential survey should take no more than 10 - 15 minutes of your time. We will post results on our website. We value your input and greatly appreciate your time. Thank you.
BPA Health - certification: https://www.bpahealth.com/idaho-peer-cert/
Optum Idaho LOC Guidelines: https://www.optumidaho.com/content/ops-optidaho/idaho/en/providers/guidelines---policies.html
IDHW- Division of Behavioral Health (IDAPA Rules, Standards, Code of Ethics, Guidelines for Supervision): https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/providers/behavioral-health-providers/peer-and-family-support-specialists