Designed to develop effective preventative approaches for learning mentors working with the emotional needs of vulnerable youngsters, this resource helps ensure that children and young people can learn ways to feel safe and valued and can build confidence to act independently.Resources for Learning Mentors shows mentors how to help young people: Develop a capacity to set realistic targets Build a positive view of their strengths and abilities Strengthen skills in communication and problem solving Improve their capacity to manage strong feelingsThe author provides comprehensive facilitator notes, activities, and resources to support positive mental health and well being.
Session Five: Agony Aunt
To explore transgenerational, cultural and personal issues that young people may encounter.
Using case studies or scenarios of problem situations participants think about what support may be available to address some of the difficulties highlighted.
- Case studies
- Formatted paper available as a printable resource on CD-ROM
- List of systems of support available
- Evaluation sheets.
Welcome participants back to the group and ask if they have any questions, thoughts about last week's session.
The Rule of the Game
A volunteer is chosen to leave the room. Explain to the participants that you would like them to decide what is to be the rule of the game. Rules can include such things as, answering with your feet off the ground, crossing or uncrossing your legs while ...