2023 Global Peer Support Celebration Day is October 19! 

2023 Global Peer Support Celebration Day is October 19!  This is an annual celebration of peer supporters, peer support, and recognizing their work in helping their peers with mental health, addictions, and or trauma-related challenges move along the continuum of recovery and inclusion into communities of his/her choice.  Please join together in celebrating this annual event. More information can be found at Global Peer Support Celebration Day – National Association of Peer Supporters (peersupportworks.org).
As a way to honor peers for Global Peer Support Celebration Day, on October 19th, the Missouri Credentialing Board will showcase some peer spotlights on our Peer Websites!  Please be sure to visit the MCB peer websites to meet some of our amazing peers and see what being a peer has meant to them!  The peer websites include:  www.mopeerspecialist.com  www.mofamilysupportprovider.com andwww.mofamilysupportprovider.com/yps.   MO has selected to wear the color teal in honor of the day.

Governor Parson supports Peer Support Celebration Day!!!

What is a Family Support Provider?

A family support provider provides supports and services that increase protective factors. They oftentimes connect with the family member in a way that ignites the spark of hope that things can and will get better because they have experienced a similar journey.

Risk factors 

  • Emotional/Mental Health issues
  • Problems following rules and obeying the law
  • Impulsivity
  • Poor communication and lack of problem solving skills
  • Basic needs not being met
  • Not safe at home, school and in the community

The community support provider is primarily providing supports and services to the child or youth and family to help reduce risk factors. They help the child or youth to identify their needs and barriers to being more successful. They develop goals, identify strengths, and provide support for them to learn and practice new skills. They also work with the child or youth and family to increase their ability to communicate more effectively and learn how to solve problems when needed. 

Anchoring Missouri Families
in Support, Empowerment, and Hope.
Training Dates
  • December 12-14, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. –  Trainers:  Kathi Bornhop and Traci Smith –  Location: Family Advocacy & Community Training (FACT), 2240 Bluestone Dr., Saint Charles, MO 63303
  • March 11-13, 2024, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. –  Trainers: Mark McDonald and Angela Hall –  Location: Healing House, 4505 St. John Ave., Kansas City, MO  64123
Job Opportunities
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