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Certified Family Support Specialist Program


The Family Support Specialist training from the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services offers an opportunity for loved ones to draw upon their experience and to gain support from other caregivers. For families with a child experiencing emotional, mental, or behavioral disturbances, the opportunity to get certified as a Family Support Specialist can be very beneficial.

 Benefits of Training

  • Deliver unique services in the children’s mental health system
  • Provide direct care giver to caregiver support
  • Serve as an advocate mentor and facilitator

For additional information, contact:
Brenda Donaldson, MA Family & Youth Engagement Coordinator
Office of Statewide Systems of Care
Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Phone: (615) 770-1788