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:

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