Parent Mentoring Volunteer
For parent mentoring, a mentor is a volunteer aged 25 and over. Parent Mentors are usually parents themselves. In addition to completing the youth mentoring training, potential parent mentors attend additional parent mentor training based on the evidence-based Parents Plus Adolescent Programme.
In order to make sure the match is successful, the co-ordinator will carry out a complete profile of yourself to determine which match might suit you best. Matching takes account of geographical location, interests, time available.
The parents we work with have a child who is involved with Young Person’s Probation. They may may feel stressed and challenged at this time, and Le Chéile aims that with the support of a Parent Mentor, the parent builds confidence, motivation and stress management skills through the mentoring process. Listening, supporting and just being there for them can make a huge difference to a parent.