MultiCare Health System

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Behavioral Health

Parent Peer Specialists


Peer Specialist with Parent

Parent Peer Specialists work in collaboration with a family and their therapist to assist the child or youth to meet their treatment goals.

Balance of family and self-care

  • Parent Support Group
  • Structured Positive Family Times
  • Individualized Time

Coping strategies

  • Picking Battles
  • Taking Breaks
  • Positive Thoughts

Parenting strategies

  • Reward Systems
  • Family Rules and Expectations
  • Safety Planning
  • Crisis Planning
  • Implementing Structure
  • Goal Setting

Advocacy and navigation through systems

  • Schools( IEP, 504)
  • CPS
  • Courts (resources and shared experience)
  • Organization of Records (Binder)
  • Mental Health/Therapist
  • Medical

Restoring Hope

  • Acceptance
  • Empowerment
  • Encouragement
  • Optimistic Thinking

Building of natural supports

  • Identifying Healthy Supports
  • Ending Isolation
  • Family/Friends/Community

Finding Resources

  • Housing
  • Clothing
  • Medical
  • Food
  • Legal

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