Therapeutic Mentoring Services, which provides structured, one-to-one strength-based support services between a therapeutic mentor and a youth under the age of 21 for the purpose of addressing daily living, social and communication needs.
Therapeutic mentoring includes supporting, coaching, and training the youth in age-appropriate behaviors including interpersonal communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution, and relating appropriately to other youth and adults. Therapeutic mentoring interventions are 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.
This program uses a multi-disciplinary team approach, focusing on family treatment, parenting and behavior management, along with an awareness of community services and resources. The Therapeutic Mentor delivers services in accordance with an existing outpatient or in-home therapy treatment plan that is jointly developed with these providers with input from the parent/caregiver/guardian, whenever possible, and may also include parties such as school personnel or significant persons in the youth's life.