The Mentor's Field Guide: Answers You Need to Help Kids Succeed [NOOK Book]

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Designed to be a one-stop resource for mentors, this guide doesn't flinch from the tough problems. Using a helpful question-and-answer format, it addresses issues that include How do I connect with my mentee? What if I don't like my mentee? and If my mentee is in serious trouble, how far do I go to help him? Organized topically by issue, the book provides mentors with advice they need both in the ever-changing and sometimes challenging mentoring relationship and within the parameters of a mentoring program. For ...

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The Mentor's Field Guide: Answers You Need to Help Kids Succeed

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Overview

Designed to be a one-stop resource for mentors, this guide doesn't flinch from the tough problems. Using a helpful question-and-answer format, it addresses issues that include How do I connect with my mentee? What if I don't like my mentee? and If my mentee is in serious trouble, how far do I go to help him? Organized topically by issue, the book provides mentors with advice they need both in the ever-changing and sometimes challenging mentoring relationship and within the parameters of a mentoring program. For mentors, the book addresses the rewards as well as the risks of mentoring, while program leaders can use the challenges and solutions to help mentors understand their roles and equip them to handle tough mentoring issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574825503
  • Publisher: Search Institute Press
  • Publication date: 8/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,048,978
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Gail Manza is a social worker and an advocate for children and youth. She is a former CEO of MENTOR, a former senior vice president at United Way of America, and the former executive director of the National Mentoring Partnership. She is a founding chair of the Federal Mentoring Council and its National Mentoring Working Group, a cofounder of 1000 Women for Mentoring, and continues to serve MENTOR as an emeritus fellow. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Susan K. Patrick is a youth development and mentoring consultant, the founder of the Connecticut Mentoring Partnership, and has developed numerous mentoring guides and toolkits. She is the former president of the Governor’s Prevention Partnership in Connecticut, a statewide public-private partnership, cochaired by the Governor and a business CEO with a mission is to keep Connecticut’s youth safe, successful, and drug free. She lives in Rockport, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

List of Questions xi

Introduction: Using The Mentor's Field Guide xvii

Part I Our Answers to Mentors' Questions

Chapter 1 Questions about 21st-century Mentoring 3

Chapter 2 Questions about the Mentoring Relationship 33

Chapter 3 Questions about Issues That Commonly Come Up in Mentoring Relationships 60

Chapter 4 Questions about Issues That Rarely Arise 99

Chapter 5 Questions about Special Circumstances Some Mentees Face 130

Part II Resources for Strong Mentors

Chapter 6 Essential Guideposts 159

Chapter 7 Understanding What Young People Need and When They Need It 171

Chapter 8 Finding Additional Help 188

Acknowledgments 197

References 199

Index 206

About the Authors 212

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