MMP also offers training opportunities through the National Mentoring Resource Center. The MMP staff is trained to educate on mentoring best practices, trauma-informed care, and the mentor screening process.
Elements of Effective Practice (EEP)
This training will cover best practices for mentor program design, management, operations, and evaluation. Content provides school, community, and faith-based teams with tools to design a quality mentoring program based on the MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership’s Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™. This training also provides a solid foundation of knowledge regarding mentoring best practices for recruitment, screening, training, matching and initiating, monitoring and support, and closure.
Trauma 101 & Recovery
Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. One of the key components of building organizational capacity for trauma-informed care is professional education and development. This training will cover how trauma affects consumers seeking services, what trauma informed care is, how to create safe environments for persons served, and ways to avoid re-traumatizing practices.
The Screening Applicants for Effectiveness (SAFE) training helps evaluate current methods and offer suggestions for strengthening mentoring program practices. The workshop focuses on characteristics of child predators, the grooming process, and red flags that will cue programs to take a closer look at potential mentors and ensure they are the right fit. Participants take away tools and approaches for the screening process that range from first contact with a potential mentor until long after the match is made.