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Relationship Building Program

The Oregon Tech Relationship Building Program is directed by Oregon Tech Applied Psychology faculty and partners with the Department of Human Services Child Welfare. This program assists families in the DHS system by taking them on recreational activities designed to strengthen family bonds and connections to the community. Oregon Tech Applied Psychology students are trained and paid to work as family mentors in this program.

Family Mentors:
  1. Meet with caseworkers to review client referral information
  2. Assess family interaction skills
  3. Set behavioral goals with families
  4. Track and provide feedback on goals to families
  5. Write associated reports
  6. Attend training and supervision meetings

With permission from Dr. Petersen you can earn one to three credits in PSY 445: Oregon Tech Relationship Building Program during fall, winter, spring, and/or summer terms for your involvement in this program.

If you are interested in learning more about this program please contact Dr. Petersen at trevor.petersen@oit.edu.