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Youth Mentor Training: 2019 Mentors

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Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN

Mallee Building, Federation University

289 Baillie Street

Horsham, VIC 3400

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THINKING OF BECOMING A MATES MENTOR IN 2019?

Welcome to Youth Mentoring training and thankyou for considering becoming part of a young person's future! Whether your relationship with a mentee is formal or informal, you will find that mentoring is personally rewarding and can have a big impact on a young person's life and future aspirations.

This comprehensive free youth mentor training has been developed in collaboration between local regional stakeholders and nationally recognised consultant Emma McCarthy. It forms part of the MATES Mentoring Program and the Victorian Government's investment in the local Connecting the Service Puzzle initiative.

The training series will cover topics specifically designed to provide positive role models who Mentor, Assist, Target, Engage and enhance the Skills (MATES) and life experiences of young people within our communities.


In session 1, participants will cover the foundational learning necessary to become a Youth Mentor within the MATES Mentoring In-School Program. Particpants will enhance 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.

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.

Session 2 will see participants covering the culture of disadvantage, strengths versus 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.

In session 3, participants will be guided through the escalation cycle and aggression along with tools and strategies for de-escalation. We 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 taken 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:

* Morning tea is provided. Lunch is not provided with approximately 30 minutes allocated to break.

**Some information provided can be considered provocative, offensive and may cause emotional distress for some people. 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
MATES Mentoring Program

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