< Back to Glossary

Family Peer Advocate

Family peer advocates (FPAs) are a peer family-to-family model of care used across healthcare systems to facilitate engagement and increase access to care.

FPAs have personal experience caring for a child with mental health needs and are well suited to serve as role models for other families.

FPAs aim to encourage partnership with service providers and to empower families to address their own healthcare needs and those of their affected family member.

Related Glossaries

Related Publications

There is 1 publications matching this term. Click Here to view the list (New Window).

About This Glossary

This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..

You may be able to find more information, including links to other parts of this website, by clicking on the title of an item.

If you can't find the word you are looking for, or you know of a word we should include, please email info@researchautism.net


The fact that an intervention is listed in this glossary does not necessarily mean that we agree with its use. Nor does it necessarily mean that there is any scientifically valid or reliable evidence behind it.