Facilitator for Prison Parent Support Group


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When

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

Where

Bristol County House of Corrections400 Faunce Corner RoadDartmouth, MA 02747


About

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

Parents Helping Parents runs a network of support groups for parents who want to improve relationships with their children. At the Bristol County House of Corrections, Parents Helping Parents runs a group for men who are approaching their release from prison. Parents who attend this support group seek encouragement and feedback on often strained and distant relationships with their children. Shared leadership, trust, respect, responsibility, and positive parenting are key components of our support groups. In the prison setting, parents are often struggling to stay connected with their children and their partner/ex-partner. Our group provides a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for creating positive and caring peer relationships. Our group focuses on building positive future relationships with ones children; once the emotional support of the parent has been strengthened, a parent is better able to actively guide and nurture their family.

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

Requirements:

  • Commitment to strengthening families
  • Effective nonjudgmental communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willing to work in a low-security prison environment

Commitment:

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

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 hours per week
  • 1 year commitment preferred
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