ERIC Number: ED455237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Training New Mentors. Technical Assistance Packet #5.
This manual for trainers of new mentors offers activities for 2 workshops that together add up to between 5-6 hours of training. The activities are intended for preservice training and designed to help participants: understand their role as mentors; develop necessary skills and attitudes; understand the concept of positive youth development; learn about the strengths and vulnerabilities of children or youth in the program; understand program requirements and support; answer questions; and build confidence. The first section presents tips for trainers, explaining that good trainers are facilitators (coaches, listeners, learners, and managers of the group process). It offers suggestions for before, during, and after each training session. The second section presents the training activities, providing materials to help plan and deliver an introductory training workshop for new mentors. Six activities related to mentors' roles and expectations include: an icebreaker, mentor roles, overview of the program, children and youth in the program, supporting children and youth (developmental assets for children and youth), and wrap-up. Six activities related to trust include: an icebreaker, active listening and communication, communication role plays, building trust, experiencing a question of trust, and wrap-up. A training session evaluation form is included. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Children, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Mentors, Teacher Role, Trust (Psychology), Youth Programs
National Mentoring Center, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 Southwest Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. E-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.nwrel.org/mentoring.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. National Mentoring Center.