Family to Family
F2F Health Information Network (F2F)
Project REACH (REsponsive Advocacy for Children’s Health) is Maine’s federally funded F2F Health Information Network grant. This program builds upon and strengthens the partnership between the Maine Parent Federation (MPF) and Maine’s Maternal and Child Health Title V Children with Heath Special Health Care Needs Program.
The goal of the program is to assure that Maine’s families of children with special health care needs partner in decision-making at all levels and are satisfied with the services they receive. In addition, families also receive a wide variety of information, education, referral, training, advocacy and a range of family supports.
Central to success is the nationally acclaimed parent-to-parent support model. Under the model a volunteer cadre of specially trained parents (who also have children with special health care needs) having the gifts of empathy and common experience help other parents walk through the multiple challenges of accessing care and supports. Centers also provide information, education, referral, training, advocacy and a range of family supports.
Parent to Parent:
Parent-to-Parent of Maine is a statewide network funded under our F2F Health Information Network grant. The parent to parent network is also part of a national network.
We connect families who are willing to share experiences and resources.
If you are a parent of a child with short or long-term challenges, speaking with another parent whose child has similar needs (someone who really understands your day-today life) can help you feel that you are not alone.
Why Are We Here?
♦To connect you to other families with similar challenges
♦To reduced isolation and assist you in finding resources
♦To provide an opportunity for you to share your experiences in a nonjudgmental setting
How Can We Help You?
♦By providing support from a parent who has “been there”
♦By identifying a parent for you to support
♦By offering workshops and trainings
♦By offering access to our free mailbag lending library and newsletter
♦By providing resources and making referrals
For more information or to be connected to the Regional Coordinator in your county,
please contact us!
For over 36 years Parent to Parent programs across the country have been providing emotional and informational support to families of children who have special needs most notably by matching parents seeking support with an experienced, trained 'Support Parent'. To learn more about the National Parent 2 Parent Program, click here.
For a regional Coordinaor in you area, call 1-800-870-7746 or click here.
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