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Midterm Bundle 2 Positive youth Developments

by: Kaylene Abernathy

Midterm Bundle 2 Positive youth Developments HDFS 44037

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Kaylene Abernathy
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Positive Youth Development
Dr. Rhonda Richardson

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School Contributions to Positive Youth Development
Positive Youth Development
Dr. Rhonda Richardson
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This 5 page Bundle was uploaded by Kaylene Abernathy on Sunday October 25, 2015. The Bundle belongs to HDFS 44037 at Kent State University taught by Dr. Rhonda Richardson in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 30 views. For similar materials see Positive Youth Development in Human Development at Kent State University.


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Date Created: 10/25/15
Adult mentoring What is a mentor I FRIEND I ROLE MODEL I CONFIDANT I NURTURER OF POSSIBILITIES De nition of youth mentoring A trusting relationship between a young person and an older more experienced nonparental gure who provides guidance support and encouragement to the mentee Approaches to youth mentoring 0 Natural mentors Community based mentoring programs 0 Integration of mentoring within other youth services Big Brothers Big sisters Maximizing positive effects I Relationship Intensity 0 frequency and consistency of contact I Relationship Duration 0 lt 1 year fewest bene ts 0 36 months declines in selfworth and scholastic competence o 1 or more years is necessary for optimal bene ts I Relationship Quality 0 mentor acceptance and attunement o ability to adapt to mentee s need 0 youthcentered structure and goals Recommended mentoring program practices 1 RECRUITMENT 2 SCREENING 3 TRAINING 4 MATCHING 5 MONITORING AND SUPPORT 6 CLOSURE RECRUITMENT OF MENTORS l Describe mentoring program aims and expected outcomes to potential mentors and also to potential mentees l Include bene ts but also potential challenges I Explain time commitmentexpectations Screening prospective mentors l Reference check I Background check I Commitment of one year with minimum one hour per week faceto face meeting I Disposition assessment interview Mentor training I Rules and policies I Responsibilities I Appropriate roles I Relationship development maintenance and closure Available mentor support and resources Potential ethical issues that may arise Safety liability and boundaries Where mentee and mentor cancannot meet How often meetings should occur Spending time alone with mentee Exchanging phone numbersemail addresses Friending on social media Physical displays of affection eg hugs Contact with mentee s family Mentee overnight visits Transportation issues Mentee reports serious physical or emotional health issues Growth cycle of a mentoring match 1 Beginning the relationship 2 Building trust 3 Testing the relationship 4 Increasing independence MATCHING Interests Proximity Availability Age Gender Race Ethnicity Personality Expressed preferences Monitoring and support Regular contact with mentor and mentee Support advice resources Structured activities for mentors and mentees Free and low cost activities Year s worth of mentoring activities Taking activities to the next level Search Institute resources CLOSURE Affirm contributions of mentor and mentee Allow opportunity to assess experience Allow opportunity to process feelings Include procedures to manage both anticipated and unanticipated closures Terminating a mentoring relationship Avoid the blame game Offer to continue to be in your mentee s life in come capacity Talk about what you found most important and satisfying about the relationship Talk about how you feel about the change Write down all the things you did together Let you mentee know how much she means to you If your program allows continue some contact via letters email Tell your mentee in person Make sure mentee s family knows


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