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Student Parent Help Center

University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
Location:
Minneapolis, MN, us
On-Campus
Program Affiliation:
  • University
Program Services Offered:
  • Academic-Services
  • Material-Supports
  • Referrals
  • Support-Groups
Program Evaluation Available:
Program Description:

Student Parent Help Center at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities offers a range of supports and services to parents, including voluntary weekly Parents as Students Support (PASS) group lunch meetings designed to foster peer-to-peer connections. Using input from students, HELP center staff developed a mix of support group content – some structured presentations on requested topics and some intended to facilitate conversation among students. The foundation of the SPHC model is a thorough, hour-long intake process designed to both screen each student entering the program for state-sponsored child care grant eligibility and identify any academic, family or emotional needs the student might be presenting at program entry. The SPHC also utilizes their successful college enrolled student parents to conduct teen parent college encouragement activities in the greater community, providing real world success models for single teen parents and career presentation skills to SPHC involved students. The center offers comfortable space for conversations and a licensed social worker facilitates conversation.

Contact Information:

E-mail: sphc@umn.edu
Phone Number: 612-626-6015
Program Website: http://www.sphc.umn.edu/index.html

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