| Peer Parent Program
Peer mentorship throughout involvement with the Child Welfare System, from initial detention to reunification/permanency.
WHO ARE PARENT PARTNERS?
We are experienced “life-trained paraprofessionals” who offer unique empathy and understanding to parents navigating the Child Welfare System. With our in-depth knowledge of CWS, we can provide clear explanations, help with documents, and connect parents to available resources. Working alongside their treatment team, which may include social workers, probation officers, therapists, and legal representatives, we advocate for and support parents. Our goal is to inspire and empower parents, demonstrating that overcoming challenges is possible and offering a positive perspective of hope and encouragement.
WHAT DOES A PARENT PARTNER DO?
Parent Partners collaborate with CWS, Child Welfare Staff, and agencies to create a supportive community network. They work with social workers and other providers to address family needs, contribute to policy development, change community perceptions, and offer training opportunities. The Parent Partner Program aims to assist and support parents throughout the reunification process with their child/children.
Clients in the Child Welfare System with open cases who are being offered services through CWS.
Any family with an open Child Welfare Case regardless of duration; who is currently being offered services through CWS, is eligible to work with a Parent Partner. Our program is voluntary and provided through Good Samaritan from Child Welfare Services.