Interested in helping support another parent of a child with a
“The most rewarding aspect of connecting with another family through the program is helping them feel that they are not alone.”
– Parent Mentor
Do you have 2-3 hours a month to volunteer to talk with another parent?
We will provide you with training, materials, and ongoing support!
Family Connections is a statewide program that helps connect parents who have infants and toddlers involved in CT’s Birth to Three System with experienced parent mentors who also have children with special needs and have been through Birth to Three. Family Connections parent mentors share information, resources and provide emotional support and guidance with parents of children (ages birth to three) who have a developmental delay or disability and who are receiving services through CT Birth to Three System.
If selected to become a Parent Mentor, volunteers must participate in the Family Connections Parent Mentor training that introduces families to mentoring principles, information, and resources. In addition, volunteers can also attend the First STEPS Training Series, an intensive four session training series where they will receive training to get a better understanding of Birth to Three System, transition to special education procedures, advocacy skills, and resources. Our parent mentors are featured on our website and receive monthly support and incentives for participation.
Requirements: a parent who has been through Birth to Three and has had the experience of raising a young child with developmental delay or a disability with the ability and availability to help others is a good candidate.
Become a parent mentor! Fill out our online application below.
Family Connections Program Parent Mentor Application
Please note that an asterisk (*) indicates required information.
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