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Mental Health Update

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May 2, 2023
Mental Health Update

MHANYS Mental Health Community Partners: Innovative Intergenerational Family Mental Health Program Model: Trainings Available at No Cost

The new program listed below is a great opportunity for agencies supporting youth and adults struggling to manage behavioral health concerns.

Staff receive scholarships for fully-funded certification in Mental Health Community Partners, a new innovative intergenerational family mental health program model. There are continuing credit clock hours upon certification.  Check out the website at

The Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS) received funding from the NYS Office of Mental Health to support intergenerational family mental health. MHCP assists individuals over the age of twelve experiencing a setback in managing their behavioral health. What is unique about the MHCP program is the individual in recovery and their family members or chosen supporters all participate together in defining their own mind-body health resulting in a healthier support system.Check out the website at

Certified Mental Health Community Partners (MHCP)  offer assistance for 90 days and the program exercises are another tool in their support toolbox. MHANYS would like an opportunity to provide your agency information about the Mental Health Community Partners (MHCP) program. MHCP is a non-clinical program fostering recovery and mind-body health and healing.

Ultimately MHCP training supports workforce wellness as the MHCP program brings a wellness perspective that is organic in shifting the workforce culture, and modeling messaging characteristic of a wellness mindset. Through participation in the MHCP certification training agencies offer professional development. For agencies that employ CASAC Counselors, NYS Peer Support Specialists, Family Peer Advocates and Youth Peer Advocates and Peer Brigers their staff are eligible for 20 renewable clock credit hours.

Additionally, MHANYS is hosting a Family Engagement Summit to congregate all Mental Health Community Partners to explore best practices, provide support, and strengthen the network of family mental health advocates across New York State.

Certified Community Partners receive access to MHCP website for all program materials and receive technical assistance, attend monthly Friday Forums and are eligible for renewal certification through MHANYS at no cost.

Interested agencies sign up at

 Questions reach out to:

MHANYS CEO Glenn Liebman at  Deborah Faust at


Deborah Faust
Director of Mental Health Community Partners &
MHANYS CarePath™
Mental Health Community Partners CarePath™
Mental Health Association in New York State

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