Father's Support Group at Norfolk County Prison


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When

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

Where

200 West StreetDedham, MA 02026


About

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

Parents Helping Parents runs a network of support groups for parents who want to improve relationships with their children. Parents 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 provide 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 co-facilitator for a parent support group in a Norfolk County male prison. As a co-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 hour on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 or Tuesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm.

Skills

  • Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Psychology
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • one hour per week plus travel

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