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Family Support Partners

Family Support Partners (FSPs) are parents who’ve experienced
first-hand what it’s like to have a child struggling with
mental, emotional or behavioral health challenges. UMFS’ FSPs receive
training in the High Fidelity Wraparound
model, which is utilized in all forms of the
FSP service.
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Family Support Partners

Family Support Partners (FSPs) are parents who’ve experienced
first-hand what it’s like to have a child struggling with
mental, emotional or behavioral health challenges. UMFS’ FSPs receive
training in the High Fidelity Wraparound
model, which is utilized in all forms of the
FSP service.

Overview

By providing emotional support, advocacy, and education, Family Support Partners:

  • Establish a rapport with families by sharing lived experiences
  • Assist families with identifying their strengths and needs
  • Ensure the youth and family’s voice and choice are heard
  • Reconnect with or establish natural supports
  • Connect families with resources in their community

What to Expect

Some of the benefits of FSPs include:

  • Reduced inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations
  • Reduced ER visits for mental health reasons
  • Fewer residential placements
  • Fewer missed work days for caregivers
  • More self-sufficient families

Locations Served

For More Information

Tidewater

Jewel Cooper

Contact Info 

Northern Virginia

Laura Giunta

703.941.9008 x302

lgiunta@UMFS.org

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