Request a Resource Family Mentor
A Resource Family Mentor is a caring, responsible volunteer who serves as a trusted friend and guide to foster, adoptive and kinship families. They provide support, encouragement, and information to new and current AFFM families as they work effectively with DHHS Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS). Mentors also assist families in connecting with community organizations committed to strengthening and preserving families and promoting the importance of continuing education.
If you are interested in connecting with a mentor, please fill out this form and an AFFM team member will contact you to discuss further. Thank you!
First and Last Name
Complete Address (street, city, state, zip)
Where is your DHS licensing office?
How long have you been a licensed Resource family?
Less than 2 years
2 or more years
Which role best describes you, now or in the future?
Foster to Adopt Parent
Adopt Only Parent
How would you like to utilize your mentor?
A listening ear
Preparing for adoption
Navigating/understanding DHHS policies/practices
Support for Specific child behaviors
Preparing for permanency guardianship
Problem solving aide
Navigating school (special education)
Identifying/finding resources (material, social, training, etc.)
What are your current or anticipated areas of concern?
Helping to reunify a child with their birth family
Providing visits in your home
Fostering a relative
Adopting a child
Providing permanency guardianship
Understanding DHHS policy/practices
An infant placement
Caring for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Caring for children involved in the juvenile justice system
Caring for a child with shaken baby syndrome
Caring for children with extreme behavioral/mental health challenges
Caring for a drug exposed infant
Caring for teens
Caring for children with an autism spectrum disorder
Caring for children with medical needs
Working with culturally diverse families
Special education services/supports
Please indicate your availability and contact preferences.
Available on weekends
Available during the day
Prefer email vs. phone call
Prefer phone call vs. email
Prefer text messaging
Prefer meeting in person
Is there anything else you would like to share that will help us make a successful mentoring match?
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