The goal of mentoring in military organizations is to help junior personnel reach their full potential by having senior personnel help develop them, and pass on their practical expertise and professional knowledge to personnel who are committed to advancement and success (United States, 1995). A thriving mentoring program will enhance our overall professionalism and help meet the future needs of our organization. In my current job, I am charged with implementing a mentoring program where officers, enlisted personnel, and civilian employees can pass on not only career development guidance to junior personnel, but also the principles, traditions, shared values, and lessons of our profession.
There are many forms of professional assistance that a client could seek. Each method can be equally effective depending on the situation. Client’s needs are important to identify, reason being is so you can decide what form of help is the best fit. In this essay, I will discuss mentoring, coaching, consulting, and counseling. I will provide examples of each and explain why each form is effective for each scenario.
Criminologist James Fox of Northeastern University predicts that murders committed by teens will skyrocket as the population of kids 10 and under is higher than population of 21st century teens by 20%. (Stephens) Mentoring is the act of helping out someone that isn't as knowledgeable or experienced in different areas. The goal is to make them leaders. (Patterson)
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches but to reveal to him his own. - Benjamin Disrael This quote is similar to a Chinese Proverb that says “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”(Chinese Proverb). Both essentially say the same thing, and that is, you can only help someone so much until they need to realize they are capable of doing great things on their own. Higher Risk youth benefit from guidance, but once they have figured everything out they can move on alone. These two quotes apply to mentoring because, mentoring is like showing someone the way to life.
There is a broad range of factors that might make the youth of any ethnicity to participate in antisocial behaviors. Notably, these factors include young people’s own feelings, family relationships and being brought up in communities with widespread alcohol and violence. In addition to this, young people engage in antisocial behaviors if they have been exposed to poor health, substance abuse, poor-quality housing as well as poor health. These risk factors place youths at risk of dropping out of schools, disengaging from employment and community (Ware, 2013). Further, indigenous youth faces challenges of dislocation arising from colonization coupled with the impacts of the stolen generations. The impact of the forced displacement of homeland and socioeconomic dispossession associated with the colonization period left a legacy of parents raised in abusive settings who are not abusing their own children. In addition, it left a legacy of dislocated kinship networks that reduced family support. Overall, the indigenous young people encounter extra challenges of cultural discontinuity, dispossession, and inter-generational trauma (Ware, 2013). This paper seeks to discuss some of the mentoring programs that can bar young people from engaging in anti-social behaviors that can greatly affect their future.
Housing: Case Manager confirmed and verified that Ms. Williams has been attending housing meetings and that she has been submitting her weekly housing search logs. Ms. Williams has a City FEPS Voucher. Ms. Williams was escort it to go view an apartment by her assigned Housing Specialist and application was submitted. Case Manager encouraged to
Mentoring has arguments both for and against its effectiveness in relation to at-risk youth. These programs have been known to help in areas of self-esteem, attitudes toward drugs and alcohol, grades, attendance and disciplinary problems in school. Although, the scope of at-risk youth can be quite narrow, if administered correctly it can be inclusive of all teens with emotional and behavioral problems. These programs should not be considered a quick fix to such a large problem, but it can be used as a means to an end.
In 2014, the Lincoln County Resource Board completed an Assessment of Needs (completed by Dr. Cynthia Berry) based on 2007-2013 data. The “Demographics of Lincoln County” section of the report captured statistics on the population and general demographic information, poverty, insurance, unemployment, income, children receiving cash assistance and food stamps, and data on the special needs population. A review of this information reveals the need to continue the Therapeutic Mentoring program to enhance protective factors and facilitate family stability.
Effective mentoring can have significant affects on at-risk children. Positive mentor-mentee relationships influence high outcomes, socially and academically. This paper will look at the development, difficulties, and outcomes of mentoring in order for it to meaningfully influence the lives of at-risk children.
Formal mentoring programs are ubiquitous on college campuses and yet there is a lack of high quality training for mentoring participants online. The Entering Mentoring training is a notable exception (more here). However, this training is in person. More here about lack of inclusive mentoring / cultural intelligence.
I want to be a mentee because the Mentorship program is a fantastic way to familiarize with the school and meeting people with other background. Obviously, as an incoming freshman, I do not know much people, so the Mentorship program as a chance to break the ice and to make connections in school and among peers. Also, I am not familiar with the state of Michigan, so the program also serves as an opportunity to get accustomed with the new environment, the new climate, and the new culture. I was born and raised in Taiwan, and moved to California five years later; I realize the difference from one place to another. Michigan is a whole new place and it is imperative that I learn how to adjust and behave in an appropriate way. Through the program,
On 5/12/17 the worker visited with Kim, Jaoy and Zie Williams at the safety plan or foster home of Mrs. Terry Miller home. The children were happy or reserved when they saw the caseworker. However the children or child appeared to healthy and healthy or sad with and scratches on his or body. The home was clean, neat and appropriate for the child/children. The case worker spoke with Kim on-one- on. She reported doing well in school. She also informed worker of…… Worker ask Kim is she missed her parents.. Kim said no or yes and she wanted or did not wanted to go back home. The home had adequate food, toys and books for the children or child. Worker spoke with caregiver regarding the children. According to Mrs William…. The children are
Mentorship is very important in the workplace especially in the area of training and development. The mentor-protégé relationship is a much needed relationship that begins in the early career stage and this relationship involves the current or new employees and the supervisor or other colleagues that provide work-related guidance. The relationship itself is comprehensive and involves “educational, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual development” (Greenhaus,, Callanan, & Godshalk, 2010, p 211). One of the initial task of the early career the establishment of the career field which involves the gaining of the workplace competence, learn what is needed to excel in the organization, and to gain acceptance in the workplace to be recognized as the valued employee. There are many ways of achieving the above mentioned advantages in the workplace which one main method is through the use of the mentorship program.