HOPE TRAINING MODULES

The HOPE training modules prepare prospective mentors to effectively build a relationship and create appropriate activities for their weekly sessions. The five modules and their objective are described below. 

Module 1 - HOPE Mentoring Basics

  • Familiarize oneself with the HOPE Program structure and goals

  • Learn about the expectations of being a HOPE volunteer

  • Consider the reasons why mentoring is important

  • Explore your personal identity and how that may play a role in mentoring

Module 2 - Meet the Mentees

 

  • Explore the stages of a mentoring relationship, and skills that will be important to have/develop for successful mentoring

  • Learn about the behaviors that are typical for adolescents, specifically offender populations

  • Understand the characteristics and developmental features of the juveniles involved in the mentoring program

  • Consider how the developmental characteristics of adolescents impacts their behavior

Module 3 - Developing Mentor Skills

  • Learn about personal communication habits and ways to improve communication with mentees

  • Develop skills that will be important to have for successful mentoring

  • Learn how to set and maintain healthy boundaries within the mentoring relationship & understand why they're necessary

Module 4 - Planning Meaningful Activities

 

  • Familiarize yourself with resources in the community your mentee might utilize when they're released from corrections

  • Become acquainted with resources and on the HOPE website which will help you develop activity plans

  • Practice creating activities

Module 5 - Responsible Mentoring

 

  • Learn how to set and maintain healthy boundaries within the mentoring relationship & understand why they’re necessary

  • Practice thinking through how you might react during different mentoring situations that pertain to boundary setting and sensitive topics

Module 6 - Developing Mentoring Skills

 

  • Continue practicing skills that will be important for successful mentoring

  • Practice identifying resources in the community your mentee might utilize when they are released from corrections

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To be completed during the mentoring relationship, as the mentor prepares for their mentee to be released to the community. 

Module 7 - Planning for Community Mentoring

 

  • Review the guidelines, regulations, expectations and resources for community mentoring

  • Plan and prepare for your mentee's release to the community

SARAH SWANK

Statewide Juvenile Mentoring Co-Director

sarahdswank@gmail.com

317.658.1455

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W.W. Wright Education Building 

201 N. Rose Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47405

info@hopementoring.com

DR. THERESA OCHOA

Executive Director

tochoa@indiana.edu

812.856.8135

CAROLINE CROUCH

Statewide Juvenile Mentoring Co-Director

camcrouc@iu.edu

317.833.6240

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