Training & Workshops

Training & Workshop Schedule

MENTORS: Training or Workshop Titles in BLUE are appropriate for you to attend.

All Trainings will be held at (unless otherwise noted):

The Feinstein Mentor Training Institute
2065 Warwick Avenue, Unit 1, Warwick, RI 02889

FREE Workshop: Understanding Depression and Anxiety in Youth

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
9:00am-11:00am
Join presenter Kim LaFountain, LMHC , of Bradley Hospital as she helps participants develop an understanding of the changes that occur during adolescence and learn to distinguish whether a young person has a mental health challenge, mental health disorder or is simply experiencing normal adolescent changes. The workshop emphasizes how invested adults can support youth who may be exhibiting signs of depression and anxiety. Please note that this training does not teach participants to diagnose or provide treatment.
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One-Day Coordinator’s Training

Cost: $75
Thursday, January ???, 2018
9:00am-3:00pm
This is a full-day interactive training designed to help:
• New program coordinators get a viable youth mentoring program up and running.
• Professionals returning to the mentoring field and agency directors who are considering offering a mentoring program through their school or agency.
• Existing coordinators who want to revamp their current programs.

Using the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (EEPM), the industry’s nationally accepted best practices, MENTOR Rhode Island’s training staff will take participants through the processes needed to recruit mentors, achieve community buy-in, screen and train mentors, match volunteers and youth in meaningful and fulfilling mentoring relationships, and discuss issues facing youth today.
Attendees receive a copy of the “How to Organize a Community Mentoring Program” training manual which includes all the lessons covered during the training. In addition, they will receive a “Mentor Training” manual as well as access to various forms and samples that can be tailored to individual mentoring programs. It also is the first step to the Assessment & Improvement process called, National Quality Mentoring System (NQMS) AND this training gives participants a chance to network with each other!
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