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Training New Mentors

NCJ Number
229361
Date Published
Annotation
This guide provides ready-to-use training modules for mentoring programs in the training of new mentors.
Agencies
OJJDP-Sponsored
Abstract
Mentoring is an increasingly popular way of providing guidance and support to young people in need. In recent years, youth mentoring has expanded from a relatively small youth intervention to a cornerstone youth service that is being implemented in schools and their communities. The Effective Strategies for Providing Quality Youth Mentoring in Schools and Community series, sponsored by the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence and supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is designed to give practitioners a set of tools and ideas that they can use to build quality mentoring programs. For anyone stepping into a new role, mentors are more likely to succeed if they participate in useful training sessions. This revised guide in the series focuses on training new mentors and includes suggested activities for an initial training and program overview that adds up to approximately 6 hours of training. The guide contains tips for trainers, building the training agenda and script, working with outside trainers and experts, and sample mentor training. Appendix
Date Created: August 11, 2014