Talking it Through: Communication Skills for Mentors

 
  • Description of Resource:

    This resource is an interactive website and training module built to enhance ongoing mentor training. It presents 13 video stories, featuring real mentors, youth, and situations that illustrate a variety of common challenges and proven strategies for addressing them. A built-in journaling feature is designed to keep new and more experienced mentors engaged as they test what they would do in similar situations.

    Goals:

    This resource is designed to build mentor skills for addressing a variety of difficult topics and circumstances that can arise as a mentoring relationship develops.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    The resource is intended for mentors who have been matched for a while and are beginning to engage in deeper conversations with their mentees, although some of the content may be applicable for newly matched mentors. The video “vignettes” are likely most applicable to community-based programs, although other program settings may also find the lessons helpful.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Training

    Key Personnel:

    None.

    Additional Information:

    None.

  • Resource Name:

    Talking it Through: Communication Skills for Mentors

    Publisher/Source:

    Education Northwest

    Author:

    Education Northwest

    Date of Publication:

    2009

    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 free of charge from Education Northwest at:
    http://talkingitthrough.educationnorthwest.org/

    Users will need to create an account on the platform to go through the module, but the training is free of charge.














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