CRPA-F (Family) 10 HR Classroom Component

The CRPA-Family is a specialty certification developed by ASAP through funding from the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Its purpose is to better serve family members with youth, aged 21 years or under, who experience social, emotional, medical, developmental, substance use or behavioral challenges in their homes, schools or communities. Individuals who qualify for the CRPA-Family will be authorized to provide Medicaid-reimbursable family peer support services in approved OASAS settings. The CRPA-Family employs a wide array of support services including: engagement, bridging, transition support, empowerment, parent skill development and community connections, building recovery capital at both personal and community levels. read more

This 2-day training (10 hours) builds on the required online pre-requisite training (10 hours).

What is CRPA-F? (click here to learn more)

Participants who have previously achieved their CRPA Certification and meet additional NYCB criteria for CRPA-F Certification will have the opportunity to engage in and practice using evidence based strategies and tools relevant to their work with caregivers of youth diagnosed with Substance Use Disorder or experiencing “social, emotional, medical, developmental, and/or behavioral challenges in the home, school, placement and/or community.”

CRPA-Family Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (Competencies):

Domain 1: Family Peer Support

1. Practice individualized peer support that empowers families to make informed decisions
2. Develop self-awareness and utilize lived experience effectively
3. Navigate local and regional recovery support and treatment options including diverse levels of care and Medication Assisted Treatment/Narcan
4. Encourage family involvement in recovery and treatment activities
5. Assist families to enhance their skills in promoting recovery and responding to problematic behavior
6. Connect families with individualized recovery supports, networks and resources based upon their strengths, need and goals
7. Assist families to implement recommendations from service and treatment providers
8. Collaborate effectively with community stakeholders such as clinical treatment teams, criminal/juvenile justice and social welfare professionals

Domain 2: Recovery & Addiction

9. Recognize the full continuum of substance use/addictive disorders
10. Understand the science of addiction and recovery
11. Recognize the impact of substance use/addiction upon youth and the family
12. Assist families to understand their rights and responsibilities when children are in residential care, treatment or involved in the criminal justice system
13. Recognize local and regional trends related to youth substance use/addiction and recovery
14. Encourage family members to connect with natural support in their communities
15. Promote recovery by utilizing empowering, hopeful and optimistic strategies
16. Practice recovery-oriented language and avoid the use of stigmatizing labels and terms

Domain 3: Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity

17. Recognize the importance of culture, race/ethnicity and language
18. Develop cultural awareness and knowledge of the unique cultural context, health beliefs and practices of families served
19. Utilize culturally appropriate strategies that ensure sensitivity to individualized cultural needs and traditions
20. Promote the adoption of culturally responsive practices and services

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