MENTORING RESOURCES

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Our Youth Development Resource Portal is being developed thanks to a grant from the Pallottine Foundation’s Healthy Communities Initiative.

 

ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT EXPLAINED

Guide that examines the major developmental changes that occur in adolescence.

COMPLETE GUIDE TO DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES

A guide to normal childhood development meant to help you identify when your child might need professional attention.

 

GOALS

HELPING MENTEES TO SET & ACHIEVE GOALS

Guide to helping mentees set and pursue goals.

 

LGQBT+

FACTS ABOUT LGBTQ+ YOUTH & SUICIDE

LGBTQ youth are not inherently prone to suicide risk because of their sexual orientation or gender identity but rather placed at higher risk because of how they are mistreated and stigmatized in society.

VIDEO: LGBTQ+ YOUTH

Video on LGBTQ+ youth and mental health. "Youth who identify as LGBTQ are at increased risk for mental health problems, bullying, and suicidal thoughts. Adults must be mindful of listening."

SUPPORTING LGBTQ+ YOUTH DURING COVID

Statistics, tips, and resources on supporting LGBTQ+ youth during the pandemic.

HOW TO SUPPORT LGBTQ+ CHILDREN

Learn how families can best support LGBTQ+ youth, how parents can help keep LGBTQ+ kids safe, and some common challenges for LGBTQ+ youth.

 
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MENTORING

BECOMING A BETTER MENTOR

Strategies guide of tangible mentoring core skills, key principles, and best practices.

YOUTH MENTORING NETWORK

The Youth Mentoring Network provides children facing adversity, a strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationship that enhances their lives.

NATIONAL MENTORING RESOURCE CENTER

The National Mentoring Resource Center provides a collection of mentoring handbooks, curricula, manuals, and other resources that practitioners can use to implement and further develop program practices.

MENTORLOOP

FREE professional mentoring resources.

HEALTHY TEEN RELATIONSHIPS

CDC program for teens on building healthy relationships.

PLAY, CHILD DEVELOPMENT, & RELATIONSHIPS (VIRTUAL PRESCHOOL)

Effective practice for mentoring.

ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE PRACTICE FOR MENTORING

Research-informed and practicioner-approved standards for creating & sustaining youth mentoring programs.

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING FOR PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS

Learn how motivational interviewing can inspire and improve the behaviors and mindsets of people who use drugs.

 

ONLINE SAFETY

PROTECTING CHILDREN ONLINE DURING COVID-19

Technical note on key priorities and recommendations on how to promote positive online experiences for children.

SOCIAL MEDIA USE AND BALANCE

How social media use can impact mental health and tips for finding social media balance.

NETSMARTZ KIDS

Videos and interactive games for the youth to learn about online safety..

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POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

VIDEO: HOW CARING ADULTS PROMOTE POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Presentation at the CEBM, "Strengthening the Links Between Formal & Informal Mentoring".

BUILDING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH STUDENTS

Positive relationships build motivation, create safe spaces for learning, build new pathways for learning, and improve student behavior