Parents Helping Parents: Empowering parents to nurture children and build stronger families
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 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 parent support group in the Middlesex County House of Corrections. As a facilitator, you will be maintaining the safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment which characterizes our support groups.
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
8 hours of online training and security training at the prison time tbd.
1 year commitment meeting with groups weekly for 1 hour. Current meeting time is wed from 1-2pm plus 20 minutes to get processed through security.
Willingness to collect and submit Quarterly Report and Annual Report data.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Parents Helping Parents
108 Water Street, Watertown, MA 02472, US
Parents Helping Parents empowers parents to nurture their children and build stronger families.
Parents Helping Parents (PHP)'s prevention philosophy is grounded in a self-help model based on the belief that parents are capable of developing their own solutions when given the space, encouragement, and community resources that they need. Thus, it is the parents themselves who decide the direction a conversation will take during a Parent Support Group meeting or Parental Stress Line.
Through a combination of trust, mutual support, honesty, and collective wisdom, involvement with PHP can become the foundation for a parent's own personal growth and change.
Parents Helping Parents runs 2 services:
1. Parental Stress Line: a 24/7, free and anonymous helpline that provides telephone counseling and information and referral to parents (call: 1-800-632-8188). Once training is complete, volunteers generally take calls at home.
2. Parent Support Groups: network of free and anonymous support groups that meet in many locations throughout Massachusetts. (see a list of current groups on our website at www.parentshelpingparents.org)
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
Middlesex House of Correction and Jail269 Treble Cove RdBillerica, MA01862
November 12, 2020
Counseling / Mental Health
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
8 hours of online training and security training at the prison time tbd. Groups are 1 hour and 20 minutes needed to get processed through security
Willingness to collect and submit Quarterly Reports