Ohio P2P in Miami County
Ohio Parent to Parent (P2P) is a statewide parent support program and part of the Ohio Family to Family Health Information Center (Ohio F2F), based within the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD).
Ohio P2P connects parents, siblings, self-advocates, foster parents, grandparents, etc. who have a family member, of any age, with a disability or special healthcare need to an experienced, trained volunteer support peer.
Ohio P2P is staffed by a family member of a person with a disability or special healthcare need. Ohio P2P staff facilitates the matching process and offers support to families from diverse backgrounds and experiences. For more information about Ohio P2P in Miami County and how to get involved, please contact Ohio P2P.
What to Expect
Quality, effective, one-to-one peer support
Support Peers are trained by P2P staff and are entered into an electronic database to be matched with a Referred Parent. P2P staff oversee all matches and base each connection off of the Referred Parent's circumstances and reason(s) for wanting to connect.
Support Peers support other families who have a loved one with a disability or special healthcare need. They are there to listen and share their experience in a positive, supportive way.
Trained by P2P staff, Support Peers are not expected to be experts and will be trained to know when to refer families to professional services, if necessary. Once trained, the Support Peer will be entered into an electronic database and be matched with a Referred Parent.
A Referred Parent is someone who wants to connect with a peer for support. Reasons for wanting to connect include, but are not limited to, the desire to:
Talk to someone whose family member has a similar diagnosis.
Talk through challenges/barriers your family member is having.
Learn more about how to navigate service systems.
Understand how to transition from school to adult/community life, etc.