Parent to Parent (P2P) documents

The following are documents for Washington State P2P Coordinators.

P2P Coordinator Manual


Ch. 1 - Establishing a Program

Ch. 2 - Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

Ch. 3 - Volunteer Training

Ch. 4 - Community Outreach

Appendix A - Sample Forms, Tips, & Guides

P2P Helping Parent (HP) Training Manual


Ch. 1 - Orientation

Ch. 2 - Emotional Adjustment

Ch. 3 - Communication Skills

Ch. 4 - The Helping Parent Role

Ch. 5 - Into the Community

Ch. 6 - Resources

Appendix A - Other Training Materials

P2P Helping Parent (HP) Manual - in Spanish

P2P Yakima Helping Parent Training Powerpoint Presentation in Spanish January 2017

(Compiled by P2P Yakima County)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 - Revision del Programa

Ch. 2 - El Papel del Padre Voluntario

Ch. 3 - Respuesta Emocional

Ch. 4 - Comunicacion

Ch. 5 - Historias y Pensamientos

Ch. 6 - Recursos

Parent to Parent Contact List

See links to the right

About Parent to Parent /Ethnic Outreach

See links to the right

Parent to Parent Disability Information & Resource Brochure

See link to the right

Epilepsia en Washington

a DVD produced through a Washington State Department of Health Epilepsy grant and with a collaboration with CSHCN and P2P showing parents talking about the struggles they face. If you need copies of the DVD or have questions, click here to email Lorraine Van Brunt, Family Involvement Coordinator.

PowerPoint Presentations

Overview of Washington State P2P Programs - This presentation was given by Susan Atkins at the P2P USA Directors Leadership Institute in September, 2013.

Using Social Media to Facilitate Peer Support - This presentation was given by Cathy Murahashi in a webinar on November 19, 2013.

Using ACES in Parent to Parent Programs - This presentation was given by Cathy Murahashi in a webinar on February 19, 2015.
Accompanying Documents:

Take the ACE Quiz - and Learn What It Does and Doesn't Mean

Helping Parent Presentation ISECC by Cathy Murahashi July 19, 2013

Helping Parent Training by Cathy Murahashi July 19, 2013

Mindfulness & Meditation Resources - Thanks to Kate Orville for this info.  The Leveys introduce readers to dozens of mindfullness and meditation techniques, skillfully organized into five categories of practice, making Mindfullness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness a very comprehensive and easy-to-use resource for inner exploration and transformation.

Skagit P2P Helping Parent Training - Presented by Heather Milliren, Skagit County P2P on April 29, 2015.  NOTE: This is for reference only and not to be copied by other programs.
Skagit P2P Helping Parent Training "Communication" section
Helping Parent Training: Whatcom County P2P - Grief Section - Presented by Karlene Umbaugh, P2P Whatcom. Note: One should not use this material without research, especially on secondary loss. Rachel Naomi Remen's "Kitchen Table Wisdom" is a great resource on grief.

Links to various video clips that were a part of this presentation:

  1. WA Parent to Parent Video series on YouTube
  2. Brene Brown's "Empathy vs. Sympathy"
  3. "Welcome to Holland" poem by Emily Perl Kingsley as performed by Ron Silcock
  4. "Welcome to Holland" poem by Emily Perl Kingsley (with nice visuals and background music)

There are many different visualizations on YouTube for "Welcome to Holland". This is just a sample of what's available.

“Welcome to Vegas”, by Tracie Hoppis parent from Yakima-"When Andy was diagnosed with Autism, our lives were anything but serene and peaceful.  Sleepless nights, wild tantrums and marathon meltdowns, food phobias, restrictive and repetitive behaviors, invisible “triggers”, and daily sensory overload.  I think our lives more closely resembled Las Vegas! "

Finally, Karlene Umbaugh of Whatcom P2P uses mini containers of Playdough as a hands on activity during her training. She sets these out on the table and asks that each participant shape the Playdough into an animal that best represents themselves. Toward the end of the training she allows time for each participant to explain their animal. This offers insight about that participant for her to keep in mind when making a match.

If you have questions about the above Skagit or Whatcom County materials, please contact them directly.  Click here for their contact information.

Notes from the P2P Webinar on April 29, 2015

Notes from the P2P Webinar November 3, 2016

Evaluation Tools from
Yakima (Spanish), Thurston, King (# 1 Event Evaluation - # 2 Helping Parent Training Evaluation - # 3 Feedback Monkey Survey - # 4 June Survey Results - # 5 Support Group Evaluation)


Conference Call Notes

P2P Conference Call 3-4-14

Additional Documents

Article: "Life After High School, ten skills to teach your child" by Diane Adreon, M.A.

From Pennsylvania P2P: The Importance of and Tips on Matching

From New Jersey SPAN/AMCHP: documents from the State Site Visit
These documents cover how they provide family leadership to diverse families and collaborate with so many organizations.

Personal Style Inventory - Source: David Merrill & Roger Reid, Personal Styles and Effective Performance

Parent to Parent Organizational Crosswalk

Peer Mentoring Waiver Service DDA 
 written by State P2P Coordinator Susan Atkins

New DDA Waiver Service information from DDA regarding Peer Mentoring

Watch and listen until the second gentleman (Autism Blogcast with Jim and Raphe) begins speaking and you will hear a great shout out to P2P programs statewide at