Parental Mentoring Initiative

This landmark service is paused until sufficient resources are secured 

Our Mentors Helped Parents Keep Their Children On Course

Every Mentor was thoroughly screened and trained before being connected with a compatible Associate Parent, who was also screened in advance

  • Their ongoing telephone dialogue lasted about an hour per week
  • The Associate they mentored faced dilemmas corresponding to a Mentor’s life experience, but were not a crisis that warranted professional counseling
  • Mentors placed every call at a mutually convenient time, and the Associate Parent could not call a Mentor without prior consent
  • Mentors and Associates only knew one another by first name  Each Mentor knew what the Associate was going through in advance.
  • Each Associate was briefed about the how the Mentor’s life experience could help
  • For The Family would intervene if their conversation went off course, and could access the clinical knowledge of mental health professionals as needed
  • Every dialogue continued as long as both parties felt it was productive
  • Outcomes were assessed through ongoing documentation and exit interviews
  • All information was totally confidential



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