Last Reflections on Mentoring Month

 Share on TumblrJanuary is Mentoring month in the United States. This month The Downs Group LLC has offered a variety of resources for you related to bullying prevention with youth, and especially for youth living in foster care.  We hope these have been useful...

Guest Blog: Coaching Youth

 Share on TumblrCoaching as a professional development strategy has gained tremendous momentum in the field of child welfare and human services. Over time, that conversation has been appropriately extended into the arena of coaching foster youth, in particular...

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...