Promoting Screening Practices for Safety and Suitability of Mentors
Posted by MENTOR Independence Region on April 23, 2018
FREE Webinar on Promoting Screening Practices for Safety and Suitability of Mentors
Join Unique Saunders and Brian Sales
Thursday, April 26 from 1-2:15 pm EST
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 Brian Sales of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and Unique Saunders of MENTOR Independence Region 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.
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