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...

Last Reflections on Taking Stock Month

 Share on TumblrThis month we’ve offered tools and resources to help child welfare professionals and agencies take stock of how things are going. We hope they have been helpful as we close out 2017.  If you missed some of these resources, please click on the list...

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...