You’re never alone

Families of infants and children with pediatric feeding disorder often feel isolated and overwhelmed with the medical, emotional, financial, educational, and social issues they face as they raise their child. Power of Two matches families who are dealing with their child’s pediatric feeding disorder with family members, known as family coaches, who have been through a similar experience. Our coaches offer emotional support, resources and guidance.

Purpose and Impact:

  • Lives are being changed with families who better understand the impact of having a child who has pediatric feeding disorder

  • Family coaches reduce the isolation and self-doubt for families that comes with pediatric feeding disorder

  • Empowering families with resources, guidance, and advocacy tools

  • Creating strong advocates to bring awareness to pediatric feeding disorder

Offsite, using your personal phone and computer

Qualifications:

  • Have firsthand experience with pediatric feeding disorder

  • Knowledge of medical intricacies associated with pediatric feeding disorder

  • Ability to work with discretion (sensitive/confidential information)

  • Active listening skills with a positive attitude

  • Be able to communicate via phone, email or internet calling with parents

  • Feel comfortable sharing your story either written or orally

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to the Feeding Matters program coordinator within 24 hours of a possible match

  • Initiate contact with family within 24 hours via email or phone

  • Be familiar with, and able to share, resources from the Feeding Matters website

  • Follow up with family at set intervals until the match is closed out at 6 months, facilitated by a Feeding Matters staff member

  • Log volunteer hours online

Estimated Time

Estimated Time Frame:

  • We ask family coaches to be willing to serve for at least a one year term

  • Volunteer Orientation and Power of Two training typically takes 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the number of attendees

  • Our coaches dedicate 2-4 hours per month to support families

Purpose and Impact

Benefits:

  • Make a significant impact in the life of a family offering hope and compassion for what they are going through with their child who has pediatric feeding disorder

  • Meet new people who share similar life journeys and continue to gain knowledge on pediatric feeding disorder in order to bring awareness to this important issue

  • Stay up to date on the latest research on pediatric feeding disorder

  • Become a part of the Power of Two Coaches network and connect with other family coaches nationally