Mentoring – a treatment and a solution

Updated: Jun 11, 2019

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events that occur during childhood. These events include abuse, neglect and household dysfunction such as domestic violence or drug misuse by a family member.

ACEs are linked to later problems in life, such as mental health problems, physical health and behaviours such as alcohol or drug misuse. Data also shows that as the number of ACEs experienced by a young person increase, the more likely they are to commit more than three crimes, including at least one violent offence.

ACEs can be treated and they only become problems if left untreated. It is important to be aware that with the most appropriate intervention they can be managed which is where mentoring can help.

With trauma informed, certified mentor training, mentors can positively change the lives of young people.

The Mentoring School is an organisation set up to establish formal standards and qualifications for mentors. They have developed a suite of level 3 qualifications based on psychological theory to train professional and volunteer mentors on important topics, like:

· Boundaries

· Good practice

· Confidentiality

· Structuring mentor conversations

· Working with groups

· Monitoring impact

· Mental health

Their courses have received more than 99% positive feedback and have been delivered to hundreds of mentors across the country.

CSMentoring, an approved partner of The Mentoring School, is running a 3-day course in High Wycombe. Places are limited so to book your space, click here

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