Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ongoing Mentor Training led by Laurel Anderson

Join us on Tuesday, February 16th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM for an open forum with Laurel Anderson, a specialist in youth development with the Orfalea Foundation, as we discuss a strength based approach to working with at-risk youth. Before we come together, please share with us your challenges and situations with which Laurel can help. Email your questions to me so we can really make this discussion about YOU!
We understand that it isn’t always an easy task to work with the youth in our program. We anticipate that they will listen to us, as the mentor, when we tell them not to do something, if the respect is there. However, they are still young, they are still learning. Through that learning, they may slip up from time to time and make mistakes. Is it possible that the way in which we talk with them can affect the outcome? Is it possible to be an adult in their lives who encourages them to make positive choices, without being overbearing? I believe it is possible. It’s called using a strength-based approach, and Laurel will be helping us reframe the way we think and the way we talk with our mentees.
Again, please submit your stories and challenges ahead of time if possible. Otherwise, be prepared to share, learn, and leave with a new outlook on the way you work with your mentee!

RSVP by Friday, February 12th @ 5 PM to jlee@cadasb.org
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Event is on Tuesday, February 16th • 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Hotel Santa Barbara
Either the Harbor or Garden Room
533 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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