Mentoring Program

Foster Kin Care Mentor ProgramThis program pairs new foster parents with experienced ones who are trained as mentors.

NEW FOSTER PARENTS:

Are you new to foster care? Open to learning from others?

While foster parenting is both exciting and rewarding, it can also be challenging and frustrating — especially during the first few months.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who knows the ins and outs of the foster care sytem to help guide you?

Mentors can provide the information, coaching, support & encouragement you need to be successful.  They have been in your shoes!


CURRENT FOSTER PARENTS:

Are you an experienced foster parent? Eager to pass your knowledge and skills on to others?

When foster parents feel listened to and supported, they are more confident and likely to stay with the work. By mentoring new foster parents, you’re helping to ensure the stability & success of the children placed in their homes.

Share what you’ve learned and help support children and youth in care!


HOW TO PARTICIPATE

If you’d like to get matched with a mentor or become a mentor:

  • Talk to the Resource Coordinator or Recruitment & Retention Specialist in your local district office. OR
  • Contact the Foster/Kin Care Manager at (802) 760-0594 or Joan.Rock@vermont.gov to request an application.

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