Examples of mentorship
Coping with the emotional challenges of a new diagnosis
Building your child's healthcare 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
How to request a POPS mentor
Parents interested in peer support are encouraged to complete the form below. A Children’s Mercy Parent Support Program Coordinator will match parents with suitable mentors who have completed the required training.
Request a POPS mentor (English or Spanish)
How to become a POPS mentor
Parents interested in becoming a POPS mentor are invited to complete the application below. Applicants must be a current or former Children’s Mercy parent or guardian who is at least one year past diagnosis.
Become a POPS mentor (English or Spanish)
If you are a parent or guardian looking for peer support pertaining to a specific cancer or blood disorder please refer to the Children’s Mercy Parent to Parent Program.