Mentoring expert, Janet Forbush, talks about how mentoring is strengths-based

Experts’ Corner: Mentoring in the era of COVID-19

From the ‘Mentoring in the era of COVID-19: Nine experts in the field weigh in article by Justin Preston and Monica Arkin

Janet Forbush, a veteran policy and research advocate in the field of mentoring, agrees, “The role that mentoring played in introducing people to resources, ideas, and approaches for using mentoring as a vehicle for helping challenged youth” has been a great strength of the field. Mentoring, she notes, “was strengths-based and the vehicles that were prominent in that endeavor largely focused on collaboration and a sense of community, working with practitioners and with those that were the constituents of mentoring in their local communities.”