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 family 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
  • May 6-8, 2024, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Trainer: Angela Hall, Location: Aviary Recovery Center, Inside PNC bank, 333 S Kirkwood Rd UNIT 303, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Job Opportunities

Missouri Family
Support Provider

The Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health, recognizes the Missouri Credentialing Board as the sole source for certified peer credentials (Certified Peer Specialist, Family Support Provider, Youth Peer Specialist, and Certified Reciprocal Peer Recovery).  No other credentialing sources will be recognized as meeting the requirements for peers working in DBH certified and contracted programs.

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