Mentor Colorado offers training on understanding evidence & best practices for mentoring programs and screening staff & volunteers
TOTAL Screen - A Comprehensive & Holistic Approach to Screening Staff & Volunteers
Organizations that work with youth are responsible for creating emotionally and physically safe environments where youth can grow and thrive. This requires ensuring that the people we bring into our organizations, both volunteers and paid staff, will form healthy relationships with our young people. As programs and individuals, we often face enormous challenges in doing this as we traverse and balance competing priorities with minimal resources. This workshop will help you develop the skills, tools, and systems to effectively screen prospective mentors, volunteers, and staff for commitment, relational skills, emotional stability, and safety. Are you doing everything you can to protect your youth?
- Examine research identifying factors that are emotionally and physically unsafe
- Learn to use informed intuition and various screening and monitoring tools to protect your youth and organization
- Understand how to develop program policies and procedures to mitigate risk
Date: Wednesday December 6, 2017
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Mile High United Way
Facilitator: Audrey Siegfried
Understand the Evidence & Best Practices for Quality Mentoring Programs
This training provides the necessary information you need to create and maintain an effective youth mentoring program using The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, the industry's nationally accepted best practice standards.
- Gain a firm understanding of the benchmarks and enhancements of each Element;
- Increase their grasp of the rationale for integrating those Elements into mentoring programming;
- Share strategies for implementation with colleagues; and
- Leave with applicable resources for each element.
This training is intended for new program & recruitment staff, those interested in starting or improving a mentoring program, and AmeriCorps members. It will be fun, in-depth, interactive and informational. You’ll leave with new peers, an “education” in the best-practices, and ideas of how to implement changes to your program.
Date: Friday December 1, 2017
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
Facilitators: Sally Stoker and Drew DeMarie