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Parent Orientation & Mentor Program

Parent Mentor Program

Parent Mentors are individuals who have experienced the Child Welfare System first hand and have successfully regained custody of their children. Parent Mentors help to support parents in working towards reunification with their own children. Participation in the Parent Mentor program is voluntary and most parents with open family reunification cases are eligible. The goal of our Parent Mentor Program is to increase successful family reunification and to decrease the length of time preceding reunification in Sonoma County. 

For more information, please call our Parent Mentor Program Manager, Katie Luciani, MFT, at (707) 585-6108 x1147 or

Parent Orientation Program

Parent Orientation is designed to provide parents with useful information about the Child Welfare and Dependency Court System and strategies for working with the system. Information is presented to parents in a classroom setting, in a series of 4 classes. Through participation, referred parents would be expected to gain understanding of the system, learn and practice tools for communicating and constructive ways to handle challenges. 

For more information, please call our Parent Orientation Program Manager, Tom Gallahan, MFT, at (707) 585-6108 x1128 or

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