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Wyoming Family Mentorship Program

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2311

Toll Free: 888-989-9463

TeleType: 307-766-2720

Fax: 307-766-2763

Email: wyof2f@uwyo.edu

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Family Mentorship Program

The Wyoming Family Mentorship program was designed to ensure that families have the support, resources, and community they need to thrive. Families are paired with families who know the joys and challenges of raising a child with a disability. Having a community is critical part of supporting families raising children with special healthcare needs.

What to Expect

  • Interested families will need to fill out an application.

  • Families will then be contacted to complete an intake interview.

  • Families will then be matched with mentors.

  • Families and mentors will work with a trained facilitator to create an action plan for their child.

  • Mentors will provide resources and support to families and follow-up as needed.

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Real Families, Real Solutions

Our mentors are sensitive to the demands on you, your children, and your family. We work to help you find supports and services that are right for you. These include:

  • Finding and discussing interventions.

  • Locating resources in your community.

  • Supporting you at school meetings and doctors' appointments.

  • Giving you a safe space to talk.


Please contact us to be matched with a mentor: Email wyof2f@uwyo.edu or call (307) 766-2311.

Download the Wyoming Family Mentorship Program application.


Become a Mentor!

Are you a family member of a child with developmental disabilities, autism, or other special health care needs?
Would you like to support other families in Wyoming?

The Wyoming Family Mentorship program was designed to ensure that families have the support, resources, and community they need to thrive.

Register for Family Mentorship training on Wednesday, September 11 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

  • Complete a half-day facilitator training at virtually no-cost (reimbursement for mileage and room available)
  • Training will include navigating systems of care, empathetic and reflective listening techniques, emotional processing, hands-on mentorship skills, and safety and confidentiality.

Trained Mentors Will:

  • Work to create an action plan once matched with a family.
  • Mentor at least two families a year.
  • Receive an annual stipend.

Provide Resources and Support to Families as needed, including:  

  • Locating resources in their community
  • Attending UW ECHO for Families
  • Offering a safe space to talk
  • Providing follow-up as needed
  • Networking with other Wyoming families in similar circumstances

For more information, please contact Wendy Warren at wwarren@uwyo.edu or (307) 766-2311.


UW ECHO for Families

The purpose of this virtual community is to provide opportunities for learning, advocacy, and mentorship with families that have a child with developmental disabilities, autism, or other special healthcare needs and with others interested in supporting these children. These networks, using videoconferencing technology, offer an opportunity for families to receive professional support and brainstorm evidence-based solutions or share successes with families and other professionals around the state and nation. These sessions can be attended by anyone at no cost, and you do not need to be a part of the Family Mentorship Program to participate.


 

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Contact Us

Wyoming Family Mentorship Program

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2311

Toll Free: 888-989-9463

TeleType: 307-766-2720

Fax: 307-766-2763

Email: wyof2f@uwyo.edu

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