Through this programme, volunteers mentor children and adults in the same family using resources sent to phones and via phone calls. The phone calls are designed to be participatory and engaging and support proactive action for the family on each topic. Mentors complete 8 phone calls including the introduction and closing call with six phone call themes based on emerging issues, as well as the evidence-based ‘COVID-19 Global Parenting Resources’. By running this programme, you will support families to build stronger relationships, encourage positive parenting, and reduce the risk of violence against children at home.
To set up your programme you will need to refer to:
Training videos are available here.
Get in touch with us at email@example.com for support with monitoring and evaluation for your mentoring project.
Read about the impact of the first 6 months of the Phone Mentoring Programme here:
Mentoring Conversation Guides and Resources
Call 1: COVID-19 Awareness
Additional resource: ‘My Hero is You’ story – download in your language here
Call 2: Strong Families
Call 3: Mental Health and Resilience
Call 4: Staying Safe at Home
Call 5: Online Safety
Call 6: Learning Together
The mentoring programme has also been adapted for use with children with learning disabilities or learning difficulties, with support of Embrace the Middle East and SKILD (Lebanon). These resources are available here.
There is also a guide for adapting the programme for use with teenagers and adolescents:
Phase 2 of Viva’s Child and Family Phone Mentoring Programme is now also available – find out more here