Learning Community for Family Leaders - Ethics for Parent Peer Support Providers

3:30pm - 5:00pm (ET) on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ethics is a core competency for parent peer support providers (PPSP) however; guidance in this area is very limited and often not applicable to the unique role of a PPS provider. The ethical dilemmas faced by PPS providers differ from those encountered by adult peer support providers or clinicians.

In response to a need for guidance in ethics from the field, FREDLA convened a group of family leaders to develop an Ethics Workbook for Parent Peer Support Providers that provides a framework for addressing ethical dilemmas. Several family-run organizations piloted the workbook and offered feedback for the final version.

If you are a PPS provider or a program director of a family-run organization join us for this webinar that will cover examples of the codes of ethics for PPSPs and the three main areas PPSPs experience challenging ethical situations: working with families, interactions in the workplace and behavior in the community and with partners. The Ethics Workbook will be available to download during the webinar.

Millie Sweeney, Deputy Director, FREDLA

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