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'Becoming a MATES Youth Mentor' Training - April Morning Series

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Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN

Mallee Building, Federation University

289 Baillie Street

Horsham, VIC 3400

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*Please ensure you have attended an information session prior to booking training; or contact Mary on 5381 0122 to ensure you are fully briefed.

The session you have chosen is ran over 3 consecutive mornings.

This comprehensive free Youth Mentor Training has been developed in collaboration between local regional stakeholders and Emma McCarthy Consulting as part of the MATES Mentoring Program and Connecting the Service Puzzle initiative.

Training is provided over 3 x 2 hour morning sessions commencing at 9:30am. The training series will cover topics specifically designed to provide positive role models who mentor, assist, target, engage and enhance the skills and life experiences of young people within our communities.

Session 1 - Wednesday11th April 2018 @ 9:30am

Participants will cover the foundation learning necessary to become a Youth Mentor within the MATES Mentoring Program. Session 1 will build skills to actively build and maintain a mentor relationship, provide an insight into young people and challenges faced, as well as provide engagement tools, techniques and strategies.

Session 2 - Thursday 12th April, 2018 @ 9:30am

Sessions 2 & 3 have been designed to provide additional skills and understanding for Mentors of Young People who may have more significant and complex needs and behaviours such as the Young People participating in the Horsham based youth crime diversion strategy Connecting the Service Puzzle. Participants will cover in more detail the culture of disadvantage, strengths vs deficits, child abuse, trauma, challenging behaviours and strategies and techniques to support Young People. This session also reflects on substance use (alcohol and other drugs) and what is meant by harm reduction.

Session 3 - Friday 13th April, 2018 @ 9:30am

Participants will be guided through the escalation cycle and aggression along with tools and strategies for de-escalation. Session 3 will also touch on suicide and self-harm, and look at the need and strategies for self-care and personal safety. In conclusion, participants will be taking through the stages of planning a mentor relationship and reflect back on the policies and procedures including the code of conduct, incident reporting, resources, and the process of matching.

Please note:

**People attending the training session should have already attended a Youth Mentoring Information Session or have been compressively informed by Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN before registering for training events.

***Mentors through the MATES Mentoring Program are subject to a successful application process including Working With Children's Check and a National Police Check.

****Some information provided can be considered provokative, offensive and may cause emotional disress for some peoplpe. If you have concerns with the topics to be covered, please contact WSMLLEN prior to the training on 5381 0122.

The training provided may be suitable to support other programs, community initiatives, or people working directly or indirectly with youth. Other interested parties should contact Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN before attending. Youth Mentoring in Horsham and the greater Wimmera and Southern Mallee region is a key community priority.

WImmera Southern Mallee LLEN
Mallee Building, Federation University
289 Baillie Street, HORSHAM VIC 3400
Tel: (03) 5381 0122
Contact - Mary Bysouth
MATES Mentoring Program Coordinator

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