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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.


Vulnerable groups of children and young people, such as those who are homeless, have diverse needs which are usually not met by existing services. Limited interventions usually respond to crises and severe problems rather than enhance young people's resilience. Reasons include the overall lack of preventive services, the complexity and mobility of this young client group, the non-engaging or inaccessible nature of services and therapeutic interventions, and the fragmentation between the voluntary and the non-statutory sector.

This refreshing package of therapeutic activities in collaboration with the Interim Accommodation Site staff is a reflection of addressing a number of these issues. The package for group therapeutic activities is engaging and friendly, accommodating a range of developmental and communication needs, and combining practical support, fun, social interaction ...

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