Certified Parent Mentors

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Connecting with other like-minded parents to learn about the CPS approach, support each other and share resources can be invaluable. In many instances, this alone, or in conjunction with additional training will provide sufficient support to enable parents to successfully implement the approach with their child.

Our Certified Mentors facilitate Parent-to Parent CPS Overview Groups where parents can learn the basics of the CPS approach alongside other parents, and Parent-to-Parent CPS Groups that provide the opportunity for parents who have a basic knowledge of the approach (i.e.: attended a Parent-to-Parent CPS Overview Group, a One-Day CPS Introductory Training, or worked directly with a Certified CPS Practitioner) to network with other like-minded parents for ongoing support.

Upcoming Parent-to-Parent Groups in Your Area

Interested in becoming a Think:Kids Certified Mentor so you can start your own group in your area? Click here to visit our Certification page for more information.

Massachusetts

Brookline, Needham, and Belmont, MA
Karen Kraut, MPH, CPS  Certified Trainer, Parenting Coach
Leads CPS Overview Groups & Parent-to-Parent CPS Workshops
617.710.9300; karenkraut@gmail.com; www.BeTheParentBoston.com
Please contact Karen for details.

Quincy, MA
Linda Perry, MA
Leads CPS Overview Groups & Parent-to-Parent CPS Support Groups
http://avalancheadvocacy.org/ ; info@avalancheadvocacy.org 
Please contact group leader for details.

California

Tustin, CA
Debra Ann Afarian
Leads CPS Overview Groups & Parent-to-Parent CPS Support Groups
714.695.1057; dafarian@HBCC.us
Please contact group leader for details.
*HBCC hosts Tier 1 Trainings

Los Osos, CA
Rita McMillan, MSW
971-678-7773
ritamcmillan@rocketmail.com

Connecticut

Middlesex and New Haven Counties, CT
Divinna Schmitt, M.Ed.
Leads CPS Overview Groups & Parent-to-Parent CPS Support Groups
860.876.0236; divinna@comcast.net.
Please contact group leader for details.

New Jersey

Central New Jersey, NJ
Alicia Stevenson
Leads Parent-to-Parent CPS Support Groups
908.892.4299; aliciastevenson@comcast.net
Sponsored by: NAMI Hunterdon
Please contact group leader for details.

Mountainside, NJ
Felicia Pecorelli
felicia12345@verizon.net ; 201.538.6253
Please contact group leader for details.

Oregon

Yamhill County, OR
Janet Urton
Yamhill County Family & Youth Programs and the Yamhill County NAMI affiliate
urtonj@co.yamhill.or.us; 503-435-9107
Please contact Janet for more details.

Salem, OR
Victoria Haight
victoriah@ofsn.net; 503.709.1366
Please contact group leader for details.

Rebecca Carter
rebeccac@ofsn.net
Please contact group leader for details.

Eugene, OR
Dianna Hawkins
dianah@ofsn.net
Please contact group leader for details.

Waldport, Newport, Lincoln City, Toledo, OR
Signe Miller
signem@ofsn.net; 541.505.2511
Please contact group leader for details.

Vermont

Mt. Ascutney Region, VT 
Jenifer Aldrich
jaldrich@wsesu.net; 603.303.6337
Please contact group leader for details.