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Supported Parenting Project

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The Sherlock Center's Supported Parenting program develops long-term relationships with parents and builds on a family's strengths to promote competence and sustain independence. The model is based on:
Family Support Specialist
Central to the Sherlock Center's Supported Parenting Program is the work with a Family Support Specialist. Through regular meetings, the Family Support Specialist assists parents and families to: Family Support Specialists provide guidance and coaching in the following areas:
Family Support Specialists

Mitzie Johnson
Family Support Coordinator
Direct Line: 401-456-2817

Iraida Williams
Family Support Coordinator
Bi-lingual English/Spanish
Direct Line: 401-456-4790


English 170 kb (PDF)
Spanish 26 kb (PDF)

Referral Forms

These forms are only for referrals from DCYF. Other organizations interested in making a referral should contact one of the Family Support Specialist. Fees may apply.

Referral to Sherlock Center from RI DCYF 117 kb (PDF)
Referral to Sherlock Center from RI DCYF 306 kb (PDF)

Technical Assistance

Family Support Specialists are available to provide technical assistance and offer professional development workshops to agencies supporting parents with cognitive challenges. Fees may apply. Contact a Family Support Specialist for more information.

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