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Trainings and Other Resources

The following trainings and resources are available in a variety of formats and are sponsored by various agencies not associated with Thurston County. Thurston County is not responsible for the content and information is subject to change. The following subject areas have been identified as essential training topics for mentors.

 

Adolescent Social & Emotional Development
(includes topics such as: goal setting, building rapport, empowering, development, etc.)

Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series - National Mentoring Partnership
Webinars are held monthly on the 3rd Thursday 10:00am-11:15 am Pacific time.

Goal Setting With Your Mentee (page  47) Education Northwest 2006

Learning Styles/Tips for Tutors - The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio $25
Identify and understand learning styles to help build on your mentee's cognitive preferences. Learn tutoring approaches and techniques.

Lifeskills - The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio $25
Focus on mentee's goal-setting, decision-making and job preparation skills.

Understanding Adolescents - Timberland Regional Library
Parents, family members, child and youth workers, counselors and the like will all benefit from the information shared in this course.

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Challenging Populations
(includes topics such as: mental health, developmental disabilities, chemically dependent, pregnant/parenting, justice system involved, foster youth, 18-24 year olds, trauma exposed youth/ACES/resiliency, youth, etc.)

Better Mentoring for LGBTQ (You Tube)- National Mentoring Partnership

Cultural Dynamics - The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio $25
Explore the effects of one's own culture, learn to communicate and build bridges across differences of education, race and economics.

Empowering Students With Disabilities - Timberland Regional Library
Gain the knowledge you need to understand and cope with the most common disabilities you’ll encounter.

Meaningful Mentoring for High Risk Youth (You Tube)- National Mentoring Partnership

Mentoring the Adolescent - The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio $25
Learn challenges adolescents face today. Help motivate and support growing skills and behaviors for new roles and responsibilities.

Mentoring Disconnected Youth (You Tube)- National Mentoring Partnership

Mentoring Youth with Disabilities (You Tube)- National Mentoring Partnership

Responding to Diverse Learners - Mentor Modules
Learn to know yourself, understand the stages of second language acquisition and identify instructional strategies to support students.

Teaching Students with ADHD - Timberland Regional Library
In this course, you'll discover practical ways to help children with ADHD control their behavior and succeed in school.

Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities - Timberland Regional Library
Learn how to successfully meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities in your classroom from an experienced special educator.

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Cultural Awareness and Impact
(includes topics such as: foster youth, poverty, 1st or 2nd generation immigrant, parent in prison, juvenile justice system involved, GLBTQ, gang involved, social media, diversity/anti bias, connecting with your mentee, etc.)

A Mentor's Guide to Youth Development Fact Sheet - U.S. Department of Education 2007

Cultural Dynamics - The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio $25
Explore the effects of one's own culture. Learn to communicate and build bridges across differences of education, race and economics.

Diversity Training - Theresa Kimball 360-701-9608
Diversity training to help you become the strongest ally you can to others through awareness of your own identity development, cultural values and lens.

Exploring Our Identity and Its Impact on the Mentor/Mentee Relationship (page  37) Education Northwest 2006

Generational Poverty Survival Skills  Communication Across Barriers - Dr. Donna Beegle

Mentor/Mentee Training and Relationship Support Resources - Education Northwest
Useful materials for pre-match training and ongoing training to help participants build mentoring skills.

Money Matters (page  89) Education Northwest 2006

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Mentoring Relationships- Collaborative Powerpoint

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Mentor 101
(includes topics such as: how mentoring happens, matching, effective mentoring techniques, what mentee/mentors must know, what a parent should expect of a mentor, understanding adolescents, self-care/avoid burnout, confidentiality, boundaries/ethics, conflict resolution, liability, etc.)

Building Trust - Mentor Modules
This module provides mentors with practical strategies and activities to develop and maintain collegial relationships with new teachers.

Building Relationships: A Guide for New Mentors National Mentoring Center 2007

Cultivating the Success of Others Through Mentoring - The Mentoring Group
Mentoring is crucial to developing your people and building a strong team. This presentation will help you get started as a mentor in helpful relationships.

Eat Well Stay Active Have Fun: A Guide for Mentors  Center for Health Communication Harvard School of Public Health 2011

Effective Communication in the Mentor/Mentee Relationship Cycle (page  17) Education Northwest 2006

Engaging Youth in Mentoring Programs and Relationships (You Tube)- National Mentoring Partnership

Enhancing Mentor Knowledge - Mentor Modules
This lesson will support mentors in examining subject matter and grade level standards.

Involving Parents in Mentoring Programs Fact Sheet - U.S. Department of Education 2005

Making of a Mentor/Relationship Building - The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio $20
Learn ways to build rapport and overcome barriers through reacting to scenarios. Learn how to be a great mentor!

Mentee Training - The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio $25
Help mentees see the value of having a mentor (in the voice of a youthful narrator)

Men in Mentoring Toolkit - Mentor Michigan

Mentor-Mentee Orientation: Creating Successful Partnerships - The Mentoring Group
What makes for successful mentor-mentee relationships? This orientation will prepare mentors and mentees for their roles and help them create effective partnerships.

Preparing for Closure (page  97) Education Northwest 2006

Questions Frequently Asked by Mentors - Mentoring Group
Frequent questions and typical responses.

Resources for Potential and Current Mentors Iowa Mentoring Partnership

Talking it Through: Communication Skills for Mentors - Education Northwest
13 interactive teaching and learning video stories.

The Wisdom of Age: A Handbook for Mentors  MENTOR

Training New Mentees: A Manual for Preparing Youth In Mentoring Programs National Mentoring Center 2003
Offers thoughts, suggestions, and sample materials to create training programs for mentees.

Training New Mentors - Effective Strategies for Providing Quality Youth Mentoring in Schools and Communities  National Mentoring Center 2007

"What Should I Do?" Planning Activities With Your Mentee (page  77) Education Northwest 2006

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School Safety/Learning Issues
(includes topics such as: bullying, conduct/discipline, internet/social media, gangs, GLBTQ, weapons, tutoring strategies, etc.)

Assessing Bullying: A Guide for Out-Of-School Time Program Practitioners Child Trends 2009

Cyberbullying Toolkit for Tutors & Mentors - america learns
Offers specific steps to help students address online harassment and arms volunteers with guidance they can provide to school administrators, parents and guardians if they're unfamiliar with appropriate steps to follow.

Empowering Students With Disabilities - Timberland Regional Library
Gain the knowledge you need to understand and cope with the most common disabilities you’ll encounter.

Enhancing Language Development in Childhood - Timberland Regional Library
In this fun and user-friendly course for parents, teachers, and caregivers, you will discover how children learn to process language and how they become proficient speakers and thinkers.

Handling Medical Emergencies - Timberland Regional Library
This course will identify common medical emergencies affecting children and adults, help you recognize signs and symptoms, and teach you how to render appropriate emergency care.

Helping Your Mentee With Homework (page  65) Education Northwest 2006

How to Support Your Mentee When He/She Is Facing a Bully (page  11) Education Northwest 2006

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Tender Topics
(includes topics such as: puberty, relationships, sexual identify, managing family conflict, etc.)

Anger Management - The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio $25
Understand "trigger points' as well as win-win strategies for resolving power struggles. Learn how to help kids identify hot buttons and replace with "cool thoughts".

Establishing and Maintaining Boundaries (page  5) Education Northwest 2006

Helping A Grieving Mentee: A Mentor's Ultimate Expression of Caring and Support  Fact Sheet - U.S. Department of Education 2009

Introduction to Understanding Adolescent Health Issues (page  57) Education Northwest 2006

Mentoring Sexual Minority Youth National Mentoring Center 2002

Overcoming Relationship Pitfalls Fact Sheet - U.S. Department of Education 2006

Planned Parenthood-Olympia, WA - (360-754-1556 or education@ppww.org)
Provides engaging, medically accurate, and age-appropriate workshops covering a variety of sexual health and sexuality topics.

The Role of Risk: Mentoring Experiences and Outcomes for Youth With Varying Risk Profiles 2013
This report presents results from the nation's first large-scale study to examine how youth's levels and sources of risk may influence their mentoring relationships and the benefits they derive from participating in mentoring programs.

What to Do Now? What To Do When Your Mentee Faces a Crisis (page  23) Education Northwest 2006

Working With the Mentee's Family (page  81) Education Northwest 2006

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Other Resources

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Facebook

Podcasts

 

 

1000women1000 Women for Mentoring
Advocating for Kids ● Connecting Leaders ● Amplifying Influence

 

Connected Learning A research report of the Connected Learning Research Network. This report investigates how we can use new media to foster the growth and sustenance of environments that support connected learning in a broad-based and equitable way. January 2013

University of Washington: Department Of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesOffers a variety of training events on topics such as: ADHD, Autism Treatment, Triple P, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.

 

Timberland Regional Library's Learn4Life site
Free, highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to enroll in up to five courses per calendar year at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Topics include: accounting and finance, business, college readiness, computer applications, health care and medical, language and arts, law and legal, personal development, etc.

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