difficult child is getting "therapuetic mentoring" but these aren' therapists or social workers providing it. I was told they were to help him transition back to the community, monitor him and report aboout him to the PO, and take him out to do fun things sometimes. I just spoke with the super of the mentor to schedule our first appointment. She said they try to be consistent with the schedule once it's set up. difficult child is to get 7 hours per week, split between 3-4 days a week. It's not a situuation where difficult child can call and talk to the mentor between appts if he's having a bad day or needs someone to talk to. I asked about activities and who cover costs- she said they have a very low budget so try to do free things. She said they take the kid to the library or park or something like that to have "sessions" and work with them on the kid's goals, the PO's goals and my goals. Then report monthly to the PO on whether or not difficult child has been compliant and is reaching the goals. How much different is this from typical mentors? Does anyone know what type of goals they are talking about? If it's not a therapist, what kind of goals are appropriate for a situation like this? Coping skills and peer relationships? I wan't difficult child to be able to make appropriate friends and integrate back in with mainstream kids, and difficult child does too. Can they help with that? How on earth do you meausre some of these things?