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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.


Children need the resources to adapt successfully to changing physical, psychological and social environments. Where children are well-resourced within themselves, within their family and social contexts, a capacity to constructively adapt to adversity or resilience can be promoted. The activities contained within this programme give children an opportunity to begin building up their repertoire of coping in an empowering and supportive way.

There is an increased focus on preventative work that looks at resilience as a measure of young people's ability to deal with adversity. More preventative strategies should be developed to address the needs of vulnerable groups. Homeless children and young people certainly fall into this category and it is hoped that the activities contained within this programme will give others confidence to work ...

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