It is a group consultation activity by multiple mentors. The number of participants also varies, but 5 to 10 of those who want to have consultation would participate and they talk about each other’s problems in raising children. There are areas where experts such as staffs of developmental disables support center and mentors are working together, and some areas are active in a relaxing atmosphere such as styles from cafe to tea ceremony. Depending on the region, there are also places where there are a fewer people and individual consultants. They are giving the maximum consideration to the privacy and the confidentiality of the consulting contents.
Sub-staff for parental trainings
Parent Mentor may participate as a sub-staff in parental training for parents of children with developmental disabilities. As there are various methods of parental training, it is mainly a program to learn and talk about, and it is also a place where participants can have connections with each other. At such a place, Mentor introduces supportive items which are actually used by him/her and talks about an experience.
Some areas offer counseling activities on a phone. In the reality, few areas have their own telephone lines, so there are no many areas where telephone consultation is not offered.