As one of the six Medicaid Funded Children's Health and Behavioral Health Services, FPSS are an array of formal and informal activities and supports provided to families caring for/raising a child who is experiencing social, emotional, medical, developmental, substance use and/or behavior challenges in their life. FPSS provide a structured, strength-based relationship between a Family Peer Advocate (FPA) and the parent/family member/caregiver for the benefit of the child/youth. The need for this service must be determined by a licensed practitioner and included within a treatment plan. Family is defined as the primary care-giving unit and is inclusive of the wide diversity of primary caregiving units in our culture. Service components include activities to help the families to develop resources and supports for the benefit of the child/youth, including engagement, bridging and transition, self-advocacy, self-efficacy and empowerment, parent skill development, and community connections. Please reference the Medicaid State Plan Provider Manual for Children's BH Early and Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Testing (EPSDT) Services for definitions of service components and staffing requirements.