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Therapeutic Mentoring

Therapeutic Mentoring

Therapeutic Mentoring offers structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services between a therapeutic mentor and child for the purpose of addressing social, communication and daily living needs. Therapeutic mentoring includes supporting, coaching and training the youth in age-appropriate behaviors including interpersonal communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution and relating appropriately to other youth and adults.

Program component include:

  • Intensive care coordination with existing outpatient or in-home therapy jointly developed with the parent/caregiver/guardian
  • Hands-on coaching and training with youth in the home, school and community
  • Development and implementation of alternative strategies to learning new skills and making functional progress
  • Enhanced conflict resolution and communication skills training
  • Social skill acquisition through role play
  • Identification of community resources for youth and their families
  • Complete aftercare planning and consultation

Therapeutic mentoring is also designed to include appropriate participation in recreational, athletic, artistic, educational, vocational and social activities. The service may also address activities of daily living based in the community. Services are delivered with and may also include school personnel or other significant persons in the youth’s life.

The therapeutic mentor develops a behavioral health treatment plan with the family and youth where possible. This plan helps to ensure the youth’s success in navigating various social situations, learning new skills and making functional progress while the therapeutic mentor offers supervision of interactions and engages the youth in discussions about strategies for their effective use.

To make a referral visit www.fullerhospital.com/make-a-referral/ to download a referral form. Referrals can be faxed to 508-838-2303 or emailed to [email protected].