Parent Coaching2018-09-13T01:52:26+00:00


The experience that a parent who has had children who have struggled with substance use issues brings is invaluable for parents who are currently going through that struggle and are looking for support. CMC:Foundation for Change and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids have partnered to help parents help parents through the innovative Peer-to-Peer Parent Coaching Network. CMC:Foundation for Change provides parents who have volunteered to be Parent Coaches training in evidence-based techniques and prepares them to be live parent coaches for families in need. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is the engine that keeps this project running by doing everything from recruiting parent coach volunteers to running the Helpline, the first point of contact for parents looking for support.

For more information about how to be assigned a Parent Coach visit:

For more information about how to become a parent coach visit:

Coaches Trained
Cities Reached
“Having someone with first hand experience and also a parent was a life line. I didn’t feel like I was alone in this situation. I looked forward to these calls for the five weeks we met. She complimented me, was non judgmental. She helped me with tools on how to react in a positive way. She was a lifeline to me.”
Feedback from a Parent

The following data shows how parents who have engaged in coaching through the parent support network feel after they have completed their coaching sessions.

“Started to believe things are beginning to get better with my child.”

“Feel more confident in the issues surrounding my child’s substance use.”

“Felt a decrease
in my depression

111,000,000 family members are affected by addiction.

Join us in the fight to give these families hope.


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