kidsmentalhealthAll parents and guardians of children with mental and behavioral health challenges need hope. The Learning & Leadership Academy provides the infrastructure to guide and mentor family champions who are interested in developing their leadership and peer support skills.


  • Supports the development of leadership and workforce opportunities for parent/caregivers who have completed parent leadership trainings e.g., PLTI, PEP, NOC-AOT, Partners in Policymaking
  • Opportunities to help other parent leaders organize community projects
  • Regional meetings and monthly support groups
  • Individual mentoring

Peer Support:

Assists parent/caregivers who are interested in becoming certified peer support providers in children’s mental health by offering them:

  • Supervised field experience
  • Trainings that foster key competencies of peer support
  • Assistance in record-keeping that needed for certification

For more information contact: Jenny Bridges at