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NCJ Number: 229361 Find in a Library
Title: Training New Mentors
Author(s): Amy Cannata; Michael Garringer; Christian Rummell; Elsy Arevalo; Linda Jucovy
Date Published: September 2007
Page Count: 78
Sponsoring Agency: Hamilton Fish National Institute on School and Community Violence
Washington, DC
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Portland, OR 97204
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2005-JL-FX-0157
Sale Source: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
101 SW Main Street
Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
United States of America

Hamilton Fish National Institute on School and Community Violence
George Washington University
2121 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide provides ready-to-use training modules for mentoring programs in the training of new mentors.
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
Main Term(s): Mentoring programs
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community support; OJJDP grant-related documents; Program design; Program implementation; Schools; Services effectiveness; Training standards; Youth advocates; Youth development
Note: Downloaded January 18, 2010; for more in the mentor guide series see NCJ-229357-360.
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