FPSS Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the common questions people ask when learning about Family Peer Support Specialists. If you have additional questions or would like to inquire about working with an FPSS, please contact Kelly Ford - Phone: 801-631-1086 or use the contact form on the FPSS page.
A Family Peer Support Specialist (FPSS) is a person who listens to your struggles and provides help, support, and guidance as you and your child/youth work toward independence in your life.
Family Peer Support Specialists work with parents and/or primary caregivers who have children ages 5 to 18, or ages 18 to 26 if the child/youth still lives at home and/or has not graduated from high school. The child/youth must be experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges which are resulting in trouble at school, with the law and/or that put the child/youth at risk of out of home placement.
A Family Peer Support Specialist can help you find and connect with needed resources, advocate for you and your child at school, in court, with mental health providers, etc. He/she will also help you and your child to identify and prioritize your goals and needs. All interactions are strength based, family driven, youth guided, and solution oriented.
Salt Lake County has a team of Family Peer Support Specialists working for the Division of Youth Services. You can contact Kelly Ford at 801-631-1086 / Use the contact form on this page.
There is no cost associated with this program.
There is no set timeline for services.