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Certification Commission: Mission and Vision

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Mission

The mission of the Certification Commission for Family Support is to support the high standards and competencies of family-to-family, parent-to-parent, and peer-to-peer services in order to promote wellness and resiliency of children and youth by providing a formal credentialing process in the professional field of peer support.

Vision

The Vision of the Certification Commission for Family Support is to have certified peers offering parent-to-parent, youth-to-youth, and peer-to-peer services for families addressing the mental health, wellness, and resiliency of children, youth, and emerging adults.

The Certification Commission for Family Support was founded as an independent program of the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health in April 2012. The credential Certified Parent Support Provider was first issued in July 2013.