How Do Parent Partner Programs Recruit, Train, and Supervise Parents with Lived Experience?

This brief provides guidance on the process of recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising parent partners who have closed child welfare cases and serve as mentors to parents currently involved in the child welfare system. While parent partner programs may vary regarding the support they offer, their relationship with the child welfare agency and court system, and how they are structured, a common element includes parent partners providing guidance and education about the child welfare system. Being able to identify, prepare, and support people who serve as parent partners is critical to the success of any parent partner program.

Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
June, 2022
June 2022
Partner Resources
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Welfare
  • Special Populations