What services are offered as part of SFM?

Mentors work with the family and therapist to:

  • Engage the child in recreational and social activities, promoting social activities, while discussing effective handling of peer interactions and decision making in problems they are experiencing
  • Facilitate participation in appropriate social activities and connection to positive peer group
  • Monitor family progress and communicate observations of progress, strengths, and barriers to goal achievement to therapist
  • Reinforce and reward the child/adolescent and family efforts and progress toward change in appropriate ways
  • Schedule outings strategically to allow parent(s) or guardian(s) time alone to address their own therapeutic tasks.
  • Support family efforts to complete assigned therapeutic tasks (such as homework) and in using strategies developed in collaboration with their therapist
  • Identify sustainable resources in the family/community to support healthy functioning and the achievement of treatment goals

Contact Us

For more information contact Scott Britton, Mental Health Care Coordinator, at 804-758-4035.

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1. How Does Strategic Family Mentoring Work?
2. How do mentors and therapists work together in providing treatment to my child?
3. Who is eligible to receive SFM?
4. What services are offered as part of SFM?
5. Who pays for SFM services?
6. How do I access these services?