Consider becoming a PHP Parent Partner today!
We are always in need of people with personal experience in education and care for a child with special needs. “Special needs” is a wide spectrum that includes things like learning disabilities, ADHD, cancer, mental health, as well as intellectual and developmental delays. Families of the newly diagnosed, as well as those experiencing mid-journey difficulty or transition-age issues, can use support from a “veteran”!
As a PHP Parent Partner, you are a mentor whose gift is your time, personal experience, and emotional support. You will provide 1:1 support to another parent/caregiver experiencing unique situations and is feeling isolated. We will work hard to match you to a family with similar special needs, geographic location, and more.
When you become a parent partner, you play a key role in the life of another family. By being a good listener about a family’s goals and concerns, and sharing your knowledge and experience, another family can start to thrive! If you are interested, there is a sidebar link to The Four Stages of Adaptation, an excerpt from “Nobody’s Perfect – Living and Growing with Children Who Have Special Needs” by Nancy Miller, Ph.D., MSW, that explains the different stages a family goes through that results in “settling in” and acceptance.
We hold training workshops, check our event calendar for the next parent partner training. Let us know you are interested by filling out the Parent Partner Information form.
While you are waiting for us to contact you, please watch the video training series by DGCkids for more information about the role of a parent partner. The video series takes approximately 45 minutes total viewing time. Video training for Support/Mentor Parents
For more information or if you have questions about the program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org