June 2015 - Youth Mentoring update
23 Jun 15
June 2015 - Youth Mentoring update
In this issue:
'Changing the trajectory of young people's lives through mentoring'
Announcement: Second edition of 'The Guide to Effective Practice in Youth Mentoring New Zealand' to be published
The NZ Youth Mentoring Network (NZYMN) is pleased to announce that it is about to commence a project to develop the second edition of The Guide to Effective Practice in Youth Mentoring New Zealand (The Guide). The first edition of the guide, published in 2008 has been a benchmark document for the sector, commissioned by the Ministry of Youth Development. It drew together essential knowledge for the emerging sector, providing an informative local resource for all who were interested in mentoring young people and in enhancing the role of mentoring in the wider youth development sector. The Ministry of Youth Development has confirmed a new grant for NZYMN to work with the youth sector and government agencies to develop the second edition of The Guide.
The second edition will be refreshed and updated with the latest evidence-based mentoring practice, as well as safe workforce regulations (Vulnerable Children's Act 2014) and voluntary worker safety guidance documents (Safer Recruitment Safer Children, and Safer Organisations Safer Children). The revised guide will also incorporate essential information from the Safe Practice Guidelines published by the Children's Action Plan and the NZ Youth Mentoring Network in 2013. The outcome will be the promotion of a single guide to effective and safe practice for mentoring that can be utilised by funders and providers. It will be designed as an accessible, ready reference document, to align it best to the context under which it is likely to be used.
We will be forming an advisory group of youth sector and government representatives. This will be a virtual group and members will have the opportunity to provide feedback on The Guide as it develops. If you are interested in being part of this group, or if there is particular information or resources you think should be considered for The Guide then please get in touch with me at email@example.com
We look forward to keeping you informed of progress on The Guide via our regular e-newsletter. Please do not hesitate to be in contact if you have any questions.
Final chance to register for Professor Michael J. Karcher presentation this Thursday, 25 June, 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Date: 4.30pm - 6.30pm | Thursday 25 June 2015
Venue: One Tree Hill College, 421 - 451 Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland
The New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network is delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to attend a free presentation by Professor Michael J. Karcher from the University of Texas. Professor Karcher is a leading United States mentoring researcher and with David DuBois, he co-edited both editions of the Handbook of Youth Mentoring. Professor Karcher will speak on 'Mentoring the mentors - Who, why, and how to do it'.
Download the flyer for further information about this presentation.
All welcome: This is a free event however you will need to register to attend.
Free parking: parking is available at the front of the college. Entrance from Great South Road.
Limited places still available - Auckland MentorPlus Workshop 27 ans 28 July 2015
This is an excellent workshop opportunity for people working with young people, who need to add a mentoring dimension to their role.
During the two day course attendees will learn key skills in:
- communicating effectively with a young person
- managing risk & behaviour when working with a young person
- helping young people explore their identity and culture, and
- assisting personal development
Comments from previous attendees:
"The workshop is really practical. It taught me how to talk with our mentees more effectively and ask the right questions."
"It gave me really useful activities that we can use with our mentees."
"I really enjoyed sharing korero with workmates and looking at the theory behind how we work with young people."
Date: 27 and 28 July 2015
Location: Rose Park Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland
Cost: $380 plus GST (discounts offered when sending more than one person from your organisation)
On behalf of the NZ Youth Mentoring Network, thank you for your support.
General Manager New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network | PO Box 99726 Newmarket | M: 027 520 2981| W: 09 521 8240| E: firstname.lastname@example.org | W: www.youthmentoring.org.nz