Youth Therapeutic Mentoring
The Therapeutic Mentoring Program is a community based program for children, ages 6 to 18, with a clinical diagnosis that calls for intensive training in daily living, social or communication skills. In many cases, these youth are best helped not just in a clinical setting, but rather in the settings that can be most difficult for them.
Why Therapeutic Mentoring?
Does your child…
- lack structure in life’s daily or routine activities?
- have a hard time focusing on short-term goals to succeed in school?
- need guidance to address intrusive or imposing distractions in the home or school ?
- need to modify behavior patterns that are destructive to your home environment?
If you answered “yes” to any one of the above statements, then your child could benefit from our Therapeutic Mentoring Program. By being a role model and providing a trusting relationship, the mentor helps your child overcome obstacles, set limits and reach goals.
How It Works
Often times the struggles that a child faces in a home or school setting pour over into other aspects of their life. They may be dealing with the aftereffects of:
- abuse and neglect
- family conflict
- academic challenges
- mental health difficulties
- socialization challenges
All of these things can have long-lived repercussions on a child’s life if not dealt with and worked through. Through the use of a therapeutic mentor, activities are chosen based on your child’s needs or the unique challenges they are dealing with. The goal is to improve a child’s interpersonal relationship skills in their school, home life, parental interactions, and sibling group.
Skills worked on include:
- anger management
- social skills
- coping skills
- communication skills
This is a six to nine month program during which a mentor meets with your child at least once a week.