Certified Peer Specialist - Parent (CPS-P)

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Certified Peer Specialist - Parent (CPS-P)

CPS-P Is the parent or legal guardian (in a permanent relationship for at least 3 years) of a child who is living with a mental health, substance use, or a co-occurring diagnosis who provides support to other parents who are raising a child with similar behavioral health conditions.

September 2022 | 5-day Training 

This training will be a 5-day training and will require a full commitment. This training will be offered virtually on Zoom.


Day 1: Thursday 9/8/2022 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Day 2: Friday 9/9/2022 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

Day 3: Wednesday 9/14/2022 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Day 4: Thursday 9/15/2022 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Day 5: Friday 9/16/2022 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Application Deadline:  August 25, 2022

The Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), Office of Children, Young Adults & Families, and the Office of Recovery Transformation, along with Georgia Parent Support Network, are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the Parent CPS-P training.

If you are interested in applying for this training, please submit your application and letter of reference to cps-p@gpsn.org by the deadline at 5 pm.  Please find the application along with the eligibility requirements outlined below.

Candidates must be the parent or legal guardian of a child living with mental illness, substance use and/or co-occurring diagnosis; and must

  • Be currently employed doing Parent Peer Support; or
  • Be currently employed in the public sector Behavioral Health system as a paraprofessional and have the desire to distinguish themselves as a Parent CPS-P; or
  • Have related experience serving youth and families through participation in community volunteering, support groups, family organizations and/or advocacy.
  • Priority will be given to those who are currently providing peer support services and those who intend to work in that role.
  • Be able to commit to a 5-day training.