There is no other better way to let go some of the most difficult experiences than letting the higher power be in charge and also seek more training that will equip you to better transition to your host culture. The Department of Child Services together with CVC work closely to make sure that abused and neglected immigrant children receive quality services. On the other side CVC mentors parents of the abused and neglected children making sure that even the foster parents received a culturally appropriate skills to nurture their new immigrant children in their homes. CVC also walks with their clients when they are traumatized by crime. With a cadre of trained volunteers, our clients’ cultural and religious needs are met without imposing ones’ faith on the other.
It is understandable that many marriages have had problems among immigrants and refugees due to difficulties to cultural shift, unfaithfulness, career competition, family dynamics, strange parenting skills in a foreign land. In this situation CVC offers culturally oriented mentoring opportunities, counseling services, pre-marital, marital and post-marital support provided with experienced staff. Topics related to family communication, finances, sex, in-laws, children, parenting, jobs, investments, culture and friends are discussed.
Father Mentoring Services
It is very likely that most immigrant/refugee fathers with parenting problems were themselves parented that way. The pass on their parenting experiences to their children and possibly grandchildren. CVCs’ Fathers Mentoring Program helps fathers go through a mentoring a rigorous program which helps them understand the role of a father and tools fathers need in parenting their children in a foreign land.
Mothers Mentoring Services
Mothering a child is a totally new and most demanding responsibility in a foreign context. Transitioning from a socially oriented culture to an individualistic culture makes it even harder for mothers to have total skills needed to mother their children. CVC provides moments where mothers meet with a mentor to discuss the kind of challenges they face in mothering their children and to overcome those challenges.
Marriage Mentoring Services
Many marriages have had problems among immigrants due to difficulties to cultural shift, unfaithfulness, career competition, family dynamics, parenting skills etc. In this mentoring program, pre-marital, marital and post-marital support is provided with experienced staff and volunteers. Topics related to family communication, finances, sex, in-laws, children, parenting, jobs, investments and friends are discussed.
Family Mentoring Services
Family mentoring program is meant for parents and children together receiving mentoring from another trusted family. Working with other local agencies, CVC makes sure that families fully utilize the available translated resources and able to understand their rights to access those services. CVC volunteers engage immigrant families in making sure they understand how the family functions and how to engage extended and nuclear families in a more positive family growth.
As we transition from our culture to a new culture we are faced with several parenting challenges. CVC’s staff and consultants work closely with families struggling with cultural conflicts. Do you struggle with your teenager or your parent who does not understand the new culture? Call us for some assistance with parenting skills in a new culture.
The Following are the services that CVC provides under this program:
1. Multicultural Counseling
2. Home-Based Family Case services
3. CHINS Parent Support
4. Parenting Education
5. Home maker/Parent AID
6. Support Groups for Resource Families
7. Domestic Violence victim & child
8. Resource Families Support Services
9. Father Engagement services
10. Interpretation and Translation
Are you in need of any of these services? Are you a victim of domestic violence, do you need some parenting education? Are you struggling with your teenager and you don’t know what to do? Do you need a safe place to share your traumatic experiences and be listened to with compassion? Call CVC at (260)-452-8907 for help through our services.