- Thu, Apr 26, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT
Mentor screening is critical to establishing a safe environment within our mentoring programs. Practitioners have the important yet oftentimes overwhelming responsibility of ensuring that program participants are safe from harm and set up to flourish from the support of a suitable, well-trained adult. But how can practitioners develop comprehensive screening policies and procedures to ensure the program only admits volunteer mentors that are safe to be around? And how can we discern whether volunteers are suitable for the program in terms of commitment level and mission alignment? Join this webinar as seasoned practitioners take participants through the Screening section of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring and explore how programs can determine whether a volunteer is a good fit. Panelists will discuss screening for safety and suitability, behavior-based interview questions, and myths and realities around background checks. Panelists will also provide additional research and resources that will help your program align with best practices. Panelists include: • Brian Sales, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership • Unique Saunders, MENTOR Independence Region This webinar is part of the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series, which is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the National Mentoring Resource Center and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. These webinars would not be possible without the planning team, which includes California Mentoring Partnership, The Governor’s Prevention Partnership, Grizzlies Foundation, Illinois Mentoring Partnership, Indiana Mentoring Partnership, Institute for Youth Success, Mentor Colorado, The Mentoring Partnership & Resource Center, and Mobius – Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership.