Examples of mentorship
Coping with the emotional challenges of a new diagnosis
Building your child's health care needs into the daily routine
Advice on transitioning back to school
Maintaining energy while meeting complex demands
Meeting long-term care needs such as chronic conditions or transplant recovery
Sharing unique perspectives such as being a single parent or having limited access to resources
Getting regular, positive encouragement to overcome challenges
Methods of contact
Parents and mentors can connect through methods that are comfortable for both parties. Interaction may take place through phone conversations, email, social media or text messaging. Meeting with a mentor in person is optional but not required.
How to apply
Parents interested in peer support can apply using the form below. Children's Mercy Kansas City will match parents with suitable mentors who have completed the required training.
Request a POPS mentor
To become a mentor