Becoming an Intentional Mentor for Older Youth

 Share on TumblrI have mentored more people than I can count over a lengthy career teaching students, colleagues and young people.  I’ve learned a lot of lessons from being a mentor. I’ve even had one young person I mentored for about 5 years end up mentoring me...

The 6 Basic Types of Mentors for Youth

 Share on TumblrMost of us have had someone in our lives who offered guidance, stimulated our thinking, gently scolded, and/or helpfully listened to us along the way. These kinds of folks are often referred to as “mentors.” I was blessed with several mentors...

Introducing Mentoring Youth Month

 Share on TumblrJanuary is Mentoring month in the United States.  President George W. Bush initiated January as National Mentoring Month back in 2002. Since then mentoring programs as well as prominent national leaders have participated in showcasing mentoring...

12 Workplace Stress Busters

 Share on TumblrThe work child welfare professionals do is among the most stressful of all occupations.  Answering Child Protective Services (CPS) calls, removing youth from homes, listening to shocking stories told by terrified young people, placing youth into...