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

Trauma Informed Mentoring

Cost: Free
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Join Victoria Breda, LCSW from Family Service of Rhode Island for a workshop that will explore trauma-informed mentoring. Children who have experienced traumatic events or who are faced with adverse childhood experiences can benefit from having a mentor for many reasons! This workshop will explore the definition of child trauma, the impact trauma can have on children and youth, and how you as a mentor can help to reverse that impact and promote resiliency!

One-Day Coordinator’s Training

Cost: $75
Thursday, October 18, 2018
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!