Therapeutic Mentoring – Springfield Center for Human Development (CHD)

Therapeutic Mentoring – Springfield Center for Human Development (CHD)

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Contact Information

Center for Human Development (CHD)
Contact: John Roberson, Vice President Children & Family Services
Phone: 413-733-6624

332 Birnie Avenue Springfield, MA 01107
Area Served: West

Map Location Therapeutic Mentoring - Springfield


Therapeutic mentoring (TM) services offer one-to-one strength-based support to youth under age 21. Addressing daily living, social, and communication needs, Therapeutic mentoring is designed to help youth develop relationship skills through participation in recreational, athletic, artistic, educational, vocational, and social activities as well as activities of daily living based in the community.

The therapeutic mentor develops an individual action plan with the clinician, family, and youth. This plan helps to ensure the youth’s success in various social situations by learning new skills while the therapeutic mentor offers supervision of interactions and provides strategies for youths to succeed. Therapeutic mentors spend an average of two hours a week with a child. The average length of the mentor/child relationship is six to 12 months.

Program Components

  • · Directed time with youth in activities in the home and community that are designed to meet the goals the Individual Action Plan
  • · Coach, support and train the youth to be successful in navigating various social contexts, learning new skills and making functional progress
  • · Teach alternative strategies and provide anticipatory guidance
  • · Role plays and behavioral rehearsal
  • · Skill acquisition and practice in the community
  • · Provide exposure to social situations in which age-appropriate skills can be practiced
  • · Enhance conflict resolution skills
  • · Develop communication skills
Center for Human Development (CHD) 5 - 8, 9 - 13, 14 - 18, 19 – 22 Springfield John Roberson 413-733-6624 17449 Therapeutic Mentoring - Springfield Counseling, Mental Health 6) West Mental Health 332 Birnie Avenue Vice President Children & Family Services 01107 MassHealth Local Area Vice President Children & Family Services SPRINGFIELD, WESTFIELD, AGAWAM, HOLYOKE, WEST SPRINGFIELD, CHICOPEE, LUDLOW

Service Types

  • Mental Health

Program Type

  • Counseling
  • Mental Health

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth