Transforming the power of mentoring for vulnerable children.
Behind every success story is a great mentor: a role model who goes the extra mile to coach, encourage, sponsor, and counsel you during a formative time. Elk Hill’s mentoring services take that timeless relationship and apply research-based techniques for helping children with mental and behavioral health challenges.
Our mentors provide structured, one-on-one support from qualified adults with strong human services and behavioral health experience for children, teens, and young adults ages 4-21. Mentors provide activities to increase children’s participation and engagement in their community. They offer support, coaching, and supervision to build:
Elk Hill believes all people should be treated with dignity and respect. Our supervised visitation offers a safe and structured environment that supports parents/caregivers in developing their strengths with their children. We offer outdoor play areas with gardens, as well as indoor recreation space, all while providing structured options that help parents facilitate positive interactions with their children. Services may be requested by agencies or private individuals.
Visit coaching provides a more hands-on approach to more traditional supervised visitation with a certified Visit Coach providing pre-visit coaching, coaching during the visit, and post-visit de-briefing. This is more directive approach focuses on caregivers meeting the attachment and developmental needs of the child while building on the caregivers strengths. Visit coaching emphasizes a non-judgmental approach and visits that more closely reflect typical life situations.
Parent coaching promotes the development of healthy, effective parenting skills and family management through education, role-modeling, practice, and support. Parent coaches work with parents/caregivers to identify specific goals and how to meet them, including encouraging and reinforcing positive behavior, creating appropriate expectations, consistently implementing consequences, and developing healthy family routines.
Parent Child Interactive Therapy, an evidence-based parent training program for young children with emotional and behavioral challenges, emphasizing improving the quality of the parent-child relationship.