Family Advocacy Program

Family_AdvocacyFamily Advocacy Program (Psychiatric Rehabilitation – PRP)

An adjunct to outpatient treatment, the ESPS Family Advocacy Program (FAP) provides services that enhance the four domains of recovery:

  • Health – Family Advocates assist in learning about and working toward healthy lifestyles, managing chronic illnesses and accessing needed health care services
  • Home – Through home visits, Family Advocates focus on family strengths and challenges in assuring a safe and nurturing home environment
  • Purpose – Family Advocates assist individuals in achieving their educational and vocational goals by providing support, identifying and accessing resources for training and employment information
  • Community – By assisting in the identification and linkages with natural community supports, resources and opportunities, Family Advocates help individuals and families move toward greater participation in and contribution to their communities

FAP activities focus on skill building in the areas of:

  • Skill Building
  • Self management and daily living
  • Communication
  • Assertiveness
  • Problem solving
  • Social and interpersonal
  • Understanding their own health and behavioral health issues and managing their own care