Insights into mentoring & relationships
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Last night Kids 'n Kinship hosted a chat group training for mentors in which we discussed the effects of chronic stress on youth, survival mode, and tips for working with youth and families. 12 mentors attended and shared their experiences with each other. We had a wonderful discussion which helped mentors have empathy for the youth and families we work with.
In our discussion, mentors shared some great ideas:
*One mentor keeps a gratitude journal with her mentee, where they thank each other for their time together and they fun they have
*Another mentors recommends writing thank you cards for everything as it encourages youth to be thankful and to express it with her also
* Another mentor brought her photo book and everyone loved it as something for mentees to show their friends/family and show off their mentor, as well as to capture fun experiences they've had
Want to learn more about mentoring a child in Dakota County? Go to www.kidsnkinship.org
for more information. Our next information session is Thursday Nov. 20th, 6-6:45 pm at the Wescott Library in Eagan.