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Parent & Family Support Specialist Institute

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Family and Community Services. 190707

Description

A. Course Objective: Credential Recovery Support Specialists
Description: The Parent & Family Support Specialist Institute (P&FSI) is a state credentialing training offered to certify members in the community who identify as peers or family members with lived experience in mental health and/or substance use to work in the behavioral health or social services field.


Competencies to be achieved: Receive a state certification/credential as a Parent & Family Support Specialist Institute (P&FSI). Specialists will increase skills to identify strengths, wants, needs, barriers, resources and individualized goals pf persons diagnosed with a mental illness and/or substance use disorder. To learn relationship development, active listening, assessment and support readiness for change, and inspire hope. To learn technical skills and evidenced based


B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):
$ 1,000


C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
U of A Parent &Family Support Specialist Training Manual
U of A Parent &Family Support Specialist Homework book


D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
Paper-white & colored
UofA note pads
Easel Post It
UofA Pens
Easel markers
Page Markers
Highlighters
White board markers
UofA cups
UofA T-shirts
Name Tags
Daily Lunches
Snacks
Coffee
Creamer
Sugar
Water
Napkins
Plates


E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Adria Powles
Email: apowles@email.arizona.edu
Phone number: 520-203-1320 or 520-621-1642


F. Direct Website link to the program:
https://www.fcm.arizona.edu/workforce-development-program


G. Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:
Obtain an Arizona State Finger Print Clearance
Employees must complete all requirements as designated by AHCCCS for behavioral health employers receiving Medicaid funding


• Other requirements needed:


H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):
Workforce Development Program will offer refunds at a pro-rated amount based on attendance and completion of the course work. Tuition is non-refundable. Total cost excluding tuition is $800 for a five day period with each day costing $160/day of training.


I. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: Yes the curriculum is approved by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs (OIFA)


Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:


• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes, attendees can be certified as a Peer and as a Family Support Specialist in addition to becoming eligible to provide WRAP services on a 1:1 basis.
Career Pathway: Behavioral Health


• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes, the Parent and Family Certification is recognized throughout the state of Arizona.


• Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes the curriculum is approved by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs (OIFA) to provide a state certifiable credential to participants.


Accrediting Agency and link to website: https://www.azahcccs.gov/AHCCCS/HealthcareAdvocacy/OIFA.html


J. Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.
Not applicable

Details

Program Length (Weeks)

5

Hours

40

Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent

School

University of Arizona Workforce Development Program

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Training Location(s)

2302 E. Speedway suite 202

Local WIB

6 - Pima County Workforce Investment Board

Name of Credential

Certified Parent and Family Specialist

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

none

Refund Policy

Yes

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$300.00 Training manual and homework book

Testing/Exam Fees

$200.00 AZ State Certification Exam

Graduation Fees

$200.00 Ceremony supplies

In-State/District Tuition

$500.00

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$300.00 supplies and snacks

Total In-State Program Cost

$1,500.00

Demand Occupation(s)

21-1021.00Child, Family, and School Social Workers
$22.00 per hour
21-1023.00Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
$0.00 per hour
21-1021.00Child, Family, and School Social Workers
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status

Approved

Address

1030 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona 85711

Phone Number

(520) 621-1642

Fax Number

(520) 626-7833

Web Address

http://www.fcm.arizona.edu/workforce-development-program

Last Updated

Jan 25, 2022

Created

May 07, 2019

Renewal

Jul 01, 2022