The Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the National Mentoring Resource Center and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. These webinars would not be possible without the planning team, which includes the following Affiliates: California Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR Colorado, MENTOR Illinois, Indiana Mentoring Partnership, the Governor’s Prevention Partnership, Memphis Grizzlies Foundation, MENTOR Independence Region, and Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership. Through ongoing planning and evaluation of the latest developments in the field, this team delivers a webinar each month focused on strengthening mentoring practice, sharing new resources, and helping the field put research into practice. Mentoring practitioners interested in the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series are encouraged to visit The National Mentoring Resource Center, which is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Free technical assistance is available, along with approved quality mentoring materials. Take advantage of this resource today to strengthen your program’s services to youth!
Webinars are free and online. Links to register for the upcoming webinar, with full descriptions and panelist information, are posted in the month leading up to the webinar. Check back periodically as plans for each month are finalized!
Promoting Screening Practices for Safety and Suitability of Mentors
Mentor screening is critical to establishing a safe environment within our mentoring programs. Practitioners have the important yet oftentimes overwhelming responsibility of ensuring that program participants are safe from harm and set up to flourish from the support of a suitable, well-trained adult. But how can practitioners develop comprehensive screening policies and procedures to ensure the program only admits volunteer mentors that are safe to be around? And how can we discern whether volunteers are suitable for the program in terms of commitment level and mission alignment? Join this webinar as seasoned practitioners take participants through the Screening section of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring and explore how programs can determine whether a volunteer is a good fit. Panelists will discuss screening for safety and suitability, behavior-based interview questions, and myths and realities around background checks. Panelists will also provide additional research and resources that will help your program align with best practices. Panelists include:
Thu, Apr 26, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT
Watch Video Download the Presentation Slides Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring Examining the Health of Youth Mentoring Relationships Staffing Calculator for Match Support BBSS Mass Bay Closure Tools Generic Mentoring Program Policy and Procedure Manual Starting Relationships Right: Topics and Questions to Align Participant Expectations in Youth Mentoring Programs & Match Support Check-In Questions Measurement Guidance Toolkit for Mentoring Programs 1-1 & Group Mentoring Logs Obstacles and Successes Mentor SupervisionSupport and Supervision Procedures and LogsCultural and Class Conflicts in Mentor-Mentee Matches webinar
Mentoring Youth in Foster Care: Considerations and Strategies (December 2017) Facilitator:
National Mentoring Month: How to Engage and Recruit (November 2017) Facilitator:
GET MOVING! USING SPORTS-BASED PROGRAMMING TO BRIDGE MENTORING GAPS (SEPTEMBER 2017)
Download the Presentation Slides Watch Video 3-Step Empowerment Evaluation Activity The Community Builder's Approach to Theory of Change: A Practical Guide to Theory Development (The Aspen Institute, 2005) Measurement Guidance Toolkit for Mentoring Programs (National Mentoring Resource Center, 2016
Desireé Robertson, Senior Manager at Memphis Grizzlies Foundation
Kendan Elliott, MANY
Download the Presentation Slides Blank Group Mentoring Activity Development Matrix Group Mentoring Program Development Matrix Build a Company Group Mentoring Exercise Group Mentoring Development Manual Good News, Bad News: A Standard Sharing Exercise Watch Video
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