Stephanie Weber, Jennifer Smith, Kara Ayers and Jane Gerhardt collaborated on a policy paper titled, “Fostering Disability Advocates: A Framework for Training Future Leaders Through Interprofessional Education. This paper was recently published and can be found here, https://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2019-44724-001.html
This article describes the curriculum of an interprofessional training program tasked with teaching policy and advocacy knowledge and skills specific to the underserved population of individuals with developmental disabilities. The program, guided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Leadership Competencies, emphasizes integrating professionals in health disciplines, including psychology, together with individuals with disabilities and their family members for shared learning experiences. The article discusses the importance of incorporating advocacy training into preparation programs for future psychologists.
The Wraparound Facilitator is responsible for leading child and family Wraparound teams through the Wraparound planning process; using a fidelity-based model and adhering to the 10 principles of Wraparound.
Family Peer Support Specialist is a parent/primary caregiver who has first-hand experience accessing behavioral health services for their children. This role walks hand-in-hand with parents/families who are beginning to navigate family services and offers support and understanding as someone who has been there, done that.