Mentoring Fact Sheet: Overcoming Relationship Pitfalls

 
  • Description of Resource:

    This Mentoring Fact Sheet from the U.S. Department of Education’s Mentoring Resource Center reviews common challenges that arise throughout the life of a mentoring relationship with a young person and provides recommendations for how mentors can anticipate and manage these challenges in the best interest of the youth with whom they are working. The resource places these challenges in the context of the “match life cycle” and describes common challenges that mentors can anticipate during each stage of their relationship as well as key steps for mentors to take to successfully overcome them.

    Goals:

    To help mentors plan for and overcome common challenges across the match life cycle.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    This resource makes connections to common challenges faced by mentors in one-to-one, community-based mentoring relationships, but it may be helpful to mentors in other types of mentoring programs as well.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    All

    Key Personnel:

    None

    Additional Information:

    This publication was funded by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education under contract number ED04CO0091/0001 with EMT Associates, Inc. The contracting officer’s representative was Bryan Williams. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Education, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government. This publication also contains hyperlinks and URLs for information created and maintained by private organizations. This information is provided for the reader’s convenience. The U.S. Department of Education is not responsible for controlling or guaranteeing the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of information or a hyperlink or URL does not reflect the importance of the organization, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered.

  • Resource Name:

    Mentoring Fact Sheet: Overcoming Relationship Pitfalls

    Publisher/Source:

    This publication was funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools under contract with EMT Associates, Inc.

    Author:

    U.S. Department of Education Mentoring Resource Center

    Date of Publication:

    July 2006

    Resource Type:

    Mentor Guides and Handouts








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  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource is available for free download in PDF form on the Education Northwest website: http://bit.ly/2gvljqb

















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    Additional References: Additional readings and resources are cited at the end of the resource.

























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