You can watch the video below to see what a one-to-one conversation is like between a support parent (a parent of an individual with a disability who volunteers time to provide emotional and informational support to other parents) and referred parent (a parent who is seeking emotional or informational support).
Parents' Perspectives on the Benefits of Parent to Parent Support highlights perspectives from parents shared in the Beach Center Community of Practice. These perspectives describe many positive benefits they received from one-to-one relationships with other parents.
You can read about parents in a Parent to Parent program in Melody Shares How Parent to Parent Made a Difference. You can link to three more stories on the website of Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania.
You will find other helpful information about Parent to Parent programs in this Parent to Parent guide:
- Parent to Parent-USA is a national organization committed to assuring access and quality in Parent to Parent support. On their website, you will find a map providing locations, contact information, and a general overview of supports offered by 35 statewide programs. You will also find frequently asked questions that provide an excellent overview of what to expect from a Parent to Parent program.
- MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network specializes in matching families who have children with rare disorders.