Amherst Group Facilitator Grandparent Support Group


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

101 University Drive, Suite 3AAmherst, MA 01002


About

Parents Helping Parents: Empowering parents to nurture children and prevent child abuse.

Parents Helping Parents runs a network of support groups for parents, grandparents, and caregivers who want to improve relationships with their children. Participants come to our support groups seeking encouragement and feedback on parenting-related issues. Shared leadership, trust, respect, responsibility, and positive parenting are key components of our support groups. Our groups provided a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for creating positive and caring peer relationships. Our approach is preventative; once the emotional support of the parent has been strengthened, a parent is better able to actively guide and nurture the family.

We need a volunteer (you!) to act as a group facilitator for a grandparent support group in the Amherst area. As a facilitator, you will be maintaining the safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment which characterizes our support groups.

Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate an understanding of stressors within a family that could potentially trigger child abuse and/or neglect
  • Have previous experience working with parents and families

Commitment:

  • 14 hours of training held in our main office in Watertown, MA
  • 1 year commitment meeting with groups weekly for 1.5 hours (day/time is flexible)

Skills

  • Mental Health
  • Family Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Relationship Building
  • Child Welfare

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 1/2 -2 hours per week
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