Family Nurturing Center Parent Mentor (LIFE) Program- A partnership with Portland State and Morrison Child and Family Services
With a goal of timely permanency for youth, LIFE services use a four pronged approach to support
families involved with the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare:
1) Intensive family finding efforts to create and strengthen relationships with immediate and extended family members;
2) Structured case planning meetings that are strengths based, trauma informed, culturally responsive, and family driven;
3) Referrals to Parent Mentors who, with their intimate knowledge of Child Welfare and related social service systems, can facilitate the family’s navigation through these services; and
4) Collaboration of members of each family’s LIFE team, including Family Engagement Facilitators, Coordinators, Parent Mentors, and DHS Caseworkers, as well as any others who are there to aid in each family’s success.