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Thursday, 26 September 2019 13:39

Mentoring Youth Impacted by Opioid Use and Misuse

 
  • Description of Resource:

    This resource provides a high-level introduction for mentors, programs, and caring adults seeking to understand the opioid epidemic and its potential intersections with impacted young people and mentoring. A trauma-informed mentoring approach serves as the foundation for the guide’s application; adverse childhood experiences and associated protective risk factors are discussed in relation to identifying and referring support measures. This guide seeks to assist in contextualizing the opioid epidemic as a disease.

    Goals:

    To equip mentors, programs, and caring adults with resources and tools to best support young people who have been impacted directly or indirectly by opioid use and misuse through a trauma-informed mentoring approach.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    Mentoring programs and coordinators, mentors, caring adults/natural mentors working with youth impacted by opioid substance use and misuse.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    All

    Key Personnel:

    N/A

    Additional Information:

    This publication was funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

  • Resource Name:

    Mentoring Youth Impacted by Opioid Use and Misuse

    Publisher/Source:

    MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

    Author:

    Elizabeth Joy, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

    Date of Publication:

    2019

    Resource Type:

    Mentor Guides and Handouts








  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Validity:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness












  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource can be accessed freely online on the NMRC website here: http://bit.ly/NMRC_Opioid_Guide















  • References:

    Evidence Base: N/A
    Additional References: N/A

























Mentoring Youth Impacted by Opioid Use and Misuse

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MARCH 30, 2018
BY: CHERYL HOWARD-NEAL, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS, MENTOR ILLINOIS

Not Just Black Girl MagicA couple of years ago, when I first heard the term “Black Girl Magic,” I was like…yep, that’s me! I didn’t really know what the term meant, or its origins, but I was confident it included me. The more I learned about the concept, saw the t-shirts and memes on social media, I began to wonder, “What do all the other non-black girls think? Aren’t they magical, too?” The answer is simple: YES, they are magical as well, and I hope they know it.

For me, the journey began when I was just five or six years old, when I told my grandmother that I was going to be a secretary when I grew up. She looked at me and said, “Why wouldn’t you be the boss? And then you could have a secretary.” And so, it began.

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  • Description of Resource:

    This training guide provides 12 ready-to-use training activities that are designed to enhance mentors’ skills and support their relationships with youth over time. Each activity lasts 45 minutes to an hour and comes with facilitator notes and handouts. Topics covered include setting boundaries with youth, exploring culture and identity, helping with homework, effective communication, and working with the mentee’s family. Some programs may choose to adapt several of these activities for pre-service mentor training.

    Goals:

    This resource is intended to build mentors’ skills and give them timely advice and strategies as they encounter challenging circumstances over the course of their mentoring relationship.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    This resource was originally developed for use in school-based programs but much of the content will be applicable to a range of other types of programs.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Training

    Key Personnel:

    None.

    Additional Information:

    None.

  • Resource Name:

    Ongoing Training for Mentors: Twelve Interactive Sessions for U.S. Department of Education Mentoring Programs

    Publisher/Source:

    Mentoring Resource Center (a joint project of EMT and Education Northwest)

    Author:

    Amy Cannata, with contributions by Elsy Arevalo, Patti MacRae, Christian Rummell, Maija Ryan, Judy Strother Taylor, and Johnna Timmes

    Date of Publication:

    2006

    Resource Type:

    Mentor Training Resources








  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Validity:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness












  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource is available for download free of charge from the Education Northwest website at:
    http://educationnorthwest.org/sites/default/files/resources/
    Ongoing%20Training%20for%20Mentors.pdf














  • References:

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Ongoing Training

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 10:39

Peer Mentoring Handbook

 
  • Description of Resource:

    The Peer Mentoring Handbook, developed by the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania, gives the 12-22 year old mentor an overview of what to expect when serving as a peer mentor to a younger student or child. The Handbook also includes recommended practices for establishing and maintaining a quality, high impact peer mentoring relationship. Peer mentors may need extra training and support of they are to have the type of impact we expect from older, adult mentors. This resource is designed to help set expectations and give these younger mentors some guidance for starting the relationship on a positive note.

    Goals:

    This resource is intended to teach new peer mentors about what serving as a mentor is all about and how they can build a meaningful and impactful relationship with a younger student (in a school setting) or child in the community (in community-based programs).

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    This resource is explicitly aimed at youth ages 12-22 serving in a peer mentoring role.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Training

    Key Personnel:

    None required, although program staff may choose to reinforce the content of this resource with in-person training.

    Additional Information:

    None.

  • Resource Name:

    Peer Mentoring Handbook

    Publisher/Source:

    Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA

    Author:

    Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA

    Date of Publication:

    Unknown

    Resource Type:

    Mentor Guides and Handouts








  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Validity:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness












  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This handbook is available for free download in PDF format from the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA.












  • References:

    None

























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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:26

Preparing for Your Mentoring Relationship Video

 
  • Description of Resource:

    The brief video, Preparing for Your Mentoring Relationship, was created for prospective youth mentees by experienced youth mentees (the Executive Youth Board of the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota). In the video, youth explain concepts related to mentoring and mentors' roles; they also identify a range of reactions youth might have about starting a mentoring relationship. The video can be used by program staff to supplement mentee intake activities or educate youth about the mentoring process. It is supported with a collection of links to additional tools, activities and resources for mentees; it should be noted that these supplemental materials have not been reviewed by the National Mentoring Resource Center.

    Goals:

    This resource is intended to prepare youth for their mentoring relationships by explaining what it’s like to be mentored and how a young person can build a meaningful relationship with his or her mentor.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    Intended for use with mentees of all ages.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Training

    Key Personnel:

    None.

    Additional Information:

    This training resource is made possible thanks to generous support from the Best Buy Children's Foundation.

  • Resource Name:

    Preparing for Your Mentoring Relationship Video

    Publisher/Source:

    Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota

    Author:

    Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota

    Date of Publication:

    2011

    Resource Type:

    Resources for Mentees and Families








  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Validity:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness












  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    The video is available for viewing on MPM’s YouTube channel at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo80WeS82C4

    In addition to the video, MPM and maintains a “Mentee Preparation Resource” page on its website, that provides links to related materials and activities.














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Preparing for Your Mentoring Relationship Video

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  • Description of Resource:

    This guide provides modules and activities to help program managers orient mentees to a mentoring program, with an emphasis on youth safety protocols (including confidentiality and child abuse reporting) and supporting the personal growth of young people through strategies like goal-setting. It includes information about how to build a community of caring, institute safety precautions, design and implement a mentee training, and teach and model relationship skills.

    Goals:

    To equip program managers with guidance for orienting mentees to a mentoring program.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    This guide is applicable to many different types of mentoring programs, though it does include information primarily for formal, structured mentoring programs. It includes information about tailoring mentee orientations and activities to the developmental needs of youth of different ages.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Training

    Key Personnel:

    N/A

    Additional Information:

    This guide was developed based on a book written by Barbara Webster, entitled Get Real. Get a Mentor. How You Can Get Where You Want To Go With the Help of a Mentor. It was created by the Evaluation, Management and Training (EMT) Group, with funding from the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, as a part of the Mentoring Plus Workshop Series.

  • Resource Name:

    Preparing Mentees for Success: A Program Manager’s Guide

    Publisher/Source:

    Evaluation, Management and Training (EMT) Group

    Author:

    Dustianne North, M.S.W. and Jerry Sherk, M.A.

    Date of Publication:

    n.d.

    Resource Type:

    Program Management Resources








  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Validity:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness












  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource can be accessed freely online in PDF form, on the Evaluation, Management and Training (EMT) website: http://www.emt.org/userfiles/MenteeSeries6.pdf

















  • References:

    Evidence Base: N/A

    Additional References: N/A



























Preparing Mentees for Success

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  • Description of Resource:

    The Ready for Mentoring guide was originally developed for use in YouthBuild programs to prepare students for their new mentoring relationships. It offers information that is intended to frame the mentoring experience and teach youth how to get the most out of this new resource in their lives. The content is targeted at older youth who will be working with a mentor to chart a path for a successful transition into young adulthood. The resource also offers some worksheets and tools that can help youth think about what they bring to the relationship and their hopes and concerns about the experience.

    Goals:

    Prepare older youth for the mentoring experience.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    Designed for use with older youth who will be transitioning into young adulthood.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Training

    Key Personnel:

    None.

    Additional Information:

    None.

  • Resource Name:

    Ready for Mentoring: A Guide for YouthBuild Students

    Publisher/Source:

    YouthBuild USA National Mentoring Alliance

    Author:

    YouthBuild USA National Mentoring Alliance

    Date of Publication:

    2009

    Resource Type:

    Resources for Mentees and Families








  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Validity:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness












  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource is available for free download on the YouthBuild National Mentoring Alliance Website at: http://youthbuildmentoringalliance.org/webfm_send/129  














  • References:

    None.

























Ready for Mentoring

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Sunday, 19 October 2014 21:02

Ready to Go: Mentor Training Toolkit

 
  • Description of Resource:

    This toolkit is designed to assist youth mentoring programs in the training of new and existing mentors and other volunteers working with youth. The curriculum contains a customizable menu of training activities that can be used to tailor trainings to specific program needs. Specific activities are broken into five modules: Building Mentoring Relationships; Setting Boundaries; Communication; Youth Development and Cultural Competency.

    All modules include a background section that briefs trainers on the basics of the subject covered in that module and also provides details about the activities in the module. After reading through the background section for a module, facilitators will want to select the activities from that module that best serve the needs of their training group.

    Goals:

    This resource is intended to give mentors across a diverse array of programs the skills they need to build successful relationships with mentees. The flexibility and adaptability of the curriculum is intended to make it applicable to a variety of program settings.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    Activities are designed to be applicable to all age ranges. The curriculum was field tested at several 4H Extension sites, as well as with schools, faith-based programs, foster care programs, college-based programs, and selected Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies. The material is intended to be suitable for use in most youth mentoring programs provided the program selects the activities that are most applicable to its model, youth served, outcome goals, and so forth.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Training

    Key Personnel:

    Training staff at mentoring programs.

    Additional Information:

    None.

  • Resource Name:

    Ready to Go: Mentor Training Toolkit

    Publisher/Source:

    Michigan State University Extension 4H Youth Development

    Author:

    Project Director:

    • Lisa Bottomly, MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development

    Project Managers:

    • Molly Frendo, Associate Program Leader, MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development
    • Anna EldenBrady, Extension Program Worker, MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development
    • Christine Sisung, Eaton County 4-H Program Coordinator, MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development
    • Jillian Tremonti, Extension Program Worker, MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development

    Lead authors:

    • Kea Boyd, Wayne County 4-H Extension Educator, MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development
    • Susan Fenton, Ottawa County 4-H Program Coordinator, MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development
    • Missy Olgine, AmeriCorps Member, Midland/Isabella Department of Human Services
    • Kristy Oosterhouse, Extension Program Worker, MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development
    • Laura Schleede, Ottawa County 4-H Extension Educator, MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development
    • Ed Scott, Wayne County 4-H Extension Educator, MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development
    • Lisa Snider, AmeriCorps Member, ACCESS Mentoring at Alma College

    Date of Publication:

    2012

    Resource Type:

    Mentor Training Resources

  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Validity:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

















  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    The toolkit is available through the Michigan State University Bookstore at: http://shop.msu.edu/product_p/bulletin-4h1642.htm. Cost is $90 for the full curriculum (438 pages) on USB or PDF. The introduction with sample training menus and tips can be downloaded for free.













  • References:

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Ready to Go

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JULY 1, 2016
BY: GREGORY PICARD, HARVARD UNIVERSITY FELLOW, MENTOR: THE NATIONAL MENTORING PARTNERSHIP

Editor’s note: From time to time on the NMRC Blog we will cross-post announcements about research studies on mentoring drawing from the research listserv run by NMRC Research Board Chair Dr. David DuBois.

In her recent PhD dissertation, Jennifer K. Stukey investigated which practices of mentoring organizations contribute to mentor retention. This is important work, because as other recent research indicates, dissolved mentoring relationships can have adverse effects on youth. In addition, Stukey states that mentees reap the most benefits from their mentoring relationships when the relationships last more than one year. Thus, Stukey set out to find what specific methods practiced by mentoring organizations correlate with higher mentor retention.

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  • Description of Resource:

    This is the fourth issue in a series of Research in Action products informed by the Research and Policy Council convened by MENTOR, which aim to make scholarly research accessible and relevant for mentoring practitioners. It contains a peer-reviewed article summarizing the latest research available on fostering close and effective mentoring relationships, as well as tools created by MENTOR for mentoring program coordinators to apply this research to their work with mentors, and a list of additional resources on the topic.

    Goals:

    To equip mentoring program managers with research-informed information and tools to help foster close and effective relationships between youth and mentors.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    This resource is oriented toward mentoring relationships that are supervised in the context of a formal, structured program.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Monitoring and Support

    Key Personnel:

    N/A

    Additional Information:

    This project was funded by a grant from the Metlife Foundation.

  • Resource Name:

    Research in Action: Fostering Close and Effective Relationships in Youth Mentoring Programs

    Publisher/Source:

    MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

    Author:

    Jean E. Rhodes, Ph.D. Peer reviewers included David DuBois, Ph.D. and Stephen F. Hamilton, Ph.D. The project was directed by Cindy Sturtevant Borden.

    Date of Publication:

    2007

    Resource Type:

    Program Management Resources








  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Validity:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness












  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource can be accessed freely online in PDF form at: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED502222.pdf

















  • References:

    Evidence Base: N/A

    Additional References: N/A



























Research in Action

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