PEERS is a supportive program for parents of children with complex needs - emotional, behavioral, developmental, or educational.
Parent Advocates work together with parents to assist them in managing school issues, juvenile justice involvement, mental health issues, the developmental disabilities system, and/or the child welfare system. PEERS is a free program for Summit County families.
Parent Advocates are parents with their own lived experience in managing multiple systems on behalf of their own child.
Parent Advocates can:
- Educate parents regarding child and parental rights, mental illnesses, the processes of various systems, and more
- Empower parents to make decisions and advocate effectively for their child's needs to be met
- Provide information about community resources
- Support and encourage parents as they work through the process of getting their child's needs met
If you feel a Parent Advocate could be of help to you or you have more questions about the program, please contact our Director of Prevention and Community Services at 330-376-9494 ext. 221.