908 KAR 2:240. Kentucky youth peer support specialist

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/908/002/240.htm
Published: 2015

      908 KAR 2:240. Kentucky youth peer support specialist.

 

      RELATES

TO: KRS 200.505, 210.010, 210.040, 210.370-210.485

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS 194A.030, 194A.050, 210.450, 12.455

      NECESSITY,

FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 194A.050(1) requires the secretary of the Cabinet

for Health and Family Services to promulgate administrative regulations

necessary to protect the health of Kentucky citizens and to implement programs

mandated by federal law or to qualify for the receipt of federal funds. KRS

210.450 requires the secretary to promulgate administrative regulations

governing qualifications of personnel and standards for personnel management

for community programs for mental health or individuals with an intellectual

disability. This administrative regulation establishes the minimum eligibility

and training requirements for a Kentucky youth peer support specialist.

 

      Section

1. Definitions. (1) "Applicant" means an individual seeking to

complete the Kentucky Youth Peer Support Specialist training.

      (2)

"Application" means completing the Kentucky Youth Peer Support

Specialist Core Competency Training Application form and submitting it to the

department.

      (3)

"Child-serving agency" means an agency represented by the State

Interagency Council.

      (4)

"Client" means a child with an emotional disability as defined by KRS

200.503(1) or who is at risk of developing an emotional disability.

      (5)

"Core Competency" means the knowledge and skills listed in Section

3(4) of this administrative regulation that all applicants must demonstrate in

order to successfully complete the Kentucky youth peer support specialist

training.

      (6)

"Department" means the Department for Behavioral Health,

Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.

      (7)

"Kentucky Family Leadership Academy" or "KFLA" means a

prerequisite training designed for parents, caregivers, and youth leaders that

fosters initial leadership development.

      (8)

"Kentucky youth peer support specialist" or "KYPSS" means

an eligible youth who has completed the requirements of this administrative

regulation.

      (9)

"Lived Experience" means an experience of a child or youth with an

emotional, social, behavioral, or substance use disability that is defined in

the current version of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental

Disorders.

      (10)

"Professional Equivalent" means a person who meets the professional

equivalent requirements established in the Community Mental Health Center

Services Manual that is incorporated by reference in 907 KAR 1:044.

      (11)

"State family organization" means an organization with whom the

department contracts to carry out the activities associated with statewide

advocacy and support for children and youth with severe emotional disabilities.

      (12)

"State Interagency Council" is the State Interagency Council for

Services to Children with an Emotional Disability as defined by KRS 200.505.

      (13)

"Youth Peer Support 101" means a training designed for Kentucky youth

peer support specialists and their supervisors that provides an orientation to

the position.

 

      Section

2. Eligibility Criteria. An applicant shall:

      (1)

Be an individual who is at least eighteen (18) years of age and is not older

than thirty-five (35) years of age;

      (2)

Have lived experience;

      (3)

Be receiving or have received from at least one (1) child-serving agency a

state-funded service that is related to the youth's emotional, social,

behavioral, or substance abuse disability;

      (4)

Have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) certificate;

      (5)

Have successfully completed the KFLA training approved by the department;

      (6)

Discuss the experience of receiving state-funded services from at least one (1)

child-serving agency on the applicant's responses on the short-essay form;

      (7)

Demonstrate experience with leadership and advocacy in the field of behavioral

health; and

      (8)

Demonstrate his or her own efforts at self-directed leadership development.

 

      Section

3. Department’s Responsibilities. The Department shall:

      (1)

Ensure that the KYPSS Core Competency Training Application is available to

eligible applicants through:

      (a)

A written or verbal request to the department;

      (b)

The department Web site;

      (c)

Member agencies of the State Interagency Council; and

      (d)

The statewide family organization;

      (2)

Approve the KFLA training based on a standard curriculum that includes at a

minimum:

      (a)

Leadership roles;

      (b)

Communication skills;

      (c)

Decision making skills;

      (d)

Dealing with conflict;

      (e)

Effective advocacy; and

      (f)

Collaboration and partnerships;

      (3)

Provide notification of KYPSS training to include:

      (a)

Date;

      (b)

Time;

      (c)

Location of the training; and

      (d)

Prerequisites for training participants as established by Section 2 of this

administrative regulation;

      (4)

Approve KYPSS training based on a standard curriculum that includes at a

minimum the following core competencies:

      (a)

System of Care Philosophy;

      (b)

Wraparound Process;

      (c)

Youth Support;

      (d)

Group Process;

      (e)

Cultural and Linguistic Competence;

      (f)

Communication;

      (g)

Organization;

      (h)

Self-Care;

      (i)

Leadership; and

      (j)

Ethics and Values;

      (5)

Maintain documentation of an applicant’s successful completion of the KYPSS

training, including the applicant’s:

      (a)

Application;

      (b)

Completion of the KFLA;

      (c)

Competency examination; and

      (d)

Examination results;

      (6)

Maintain a database with the names of Kentucky youth peer support specialists;

and

      (7)

Approve Youth Peer Support 101 training based on a standard curriculum that

includes at a minimum:

      (a)

Position description;

      (b)

Role expectations;

      (c)

Supervision requirements;

      (d)

Coaching; and

      (e)

Other professional opportunities.

 

      Section

4. Kentucky Youth Peer Support Specialist Duties and Responsibilities. A

Kentucky youth peer support specialist shall:

      (1)

Use relevant personal stories to teach through experience;

      (2)

Serve as a role model for clients;

      (3)

Ensure and empower client voice and choice during development and

implementation of plans;

      (4)

Support clients by attending team meetings, upon request;

      (5)

Support clients by improving their confidence to be a self-advocate;

      (6)

Help individuals working with youth to understand youth culture; and

      (7)

Help clients enhance their relationships with community partners.

 

      Section

5. Training Requirements. An applicant seeking to provide youth peer support

specialist services shall:

      (1)

Complete and submit the KYPSS Core Competency Training Application to the

department;

      (2)

Complete a department approved KYPSS training as defined in Section 3(4) of

this administrative regulation;

      (3)

Successfully complete the oral and written examination following the training;

      (4)

Complete and maintain documentation of a minimum of six (6) hours of related

training or education in each subsequent year; and

      (5)

After employment as a KYPSS, complete the department approved Youth Peer

Support 101 training as defined in Section 3(7) of this administrative

regulation.

 

      Section

6. Request to Waive the Kentucky Youth Peer Support Specialist Training

Requirements. (1) An applicant may request to waive the Kentucky youth peer

support specialist training requirements. To request a waiver, an applicant

shall provide the following to the department:

      (a)

Completion of the KYPSS Core Competency Training Application;

      (b)

Documentation of completion of a youth peer support specialist training

sponsored by a federal entity or by another state with core competencies

consistent with that of the KYPSS program; and

      (c)

Documentation to show that the training has occurred within five (5) years of

the application date.

      (2)

The department shall review all requests to waive the training requirement and

shall:

      (a)

Approve the request in writing based on the documentation provided by the

applicant;

      (b)

Approve the request in writing pending successful completion of the KYPSS Core

Competency Training exam; or

      (c)

Deny the request in writing if the applicant fails to demonstrate compliance

with any provision of this administrative regulation.

      (3)

If an applicant is denied a training waiver, he or she may apply to complete

the KYPSS training in accordance with Section 5 of this administrative

regulation.

 

      Section

7. Kentucky Youth Peer Support Specialist Supervision. (1) Kentucky youth peer

support services shall be provided under the supervision of one (1) of the

following professionals who shall complete the department approved Youth Peer

Support 101 training as defined in Section 3(7) of this administrative

regulation:

      (a)

Physician;

      (b)

Psychiatrist;

      (c) Advanced practice registered nurse;

      (d) Physician assistant;

      (e) Licensed psychologist;

      (f) Licensed psychological practitioner;

      (g) Licensed clinical social worker;

      (h) Licensed professional clinical

counselor;

      (i) Licensed marriage and family

therapist;

      (j) Certified psychologist;

      (k) Certified psychologist with autonomous

functioning;

      (l) Licensed psychological associate;

      (m) Marriage and family therapy

associate;

      (n) Certified social worker;

      (o) Licensed professional counselor

associate;

      (p) Licensed professional art therapist;

      (q) Professional equivalent;

      (r) Certified alcohol and drug counselor;

or

      (s) Psychiatric nurse.

      (2)

Individual supervision meetings shall:

      (a)

Be conducted face to face;

      (b)

Occur no less than once a week for the first year and monthly thereafter; and

      (c)

Be documented in accordance with subsection (3) of this section.

      (3)

The supervising professional shall maintain a written record for supervision

that:

      (a)

Is dated and signed by both the KYPSS and supervisor for each meeting; and

      (b)

Includes a description of the encounter that specifies:

      1.

The topic discussed;

      2.

Any specific action to be taken;

      3.

An update for any issue previously discussed that required follow-up; and

      4.

A plan for additional training needs if any were identified.

 

      Section

8. Incorporation by Reference. (1) "Kentucky Youth Peer Support Specialist

Core Competency Training Application", May 2014, is incorporated by

reference.

      (2)

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Intellectual Disabilities, 100 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40621,

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (40 Ky.R.

2234; Am. 2793; eff. 6-18-2014.)
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