2014 SAFE Training Certification

Friends for Youth has been the leader in the youth mentoring field in developing guidelines for programs to implement in order to select safe volunteer mentors. Based on research from our resource SAFE (Screening Applicants for Effectiveness): Guidelines to Prevent Child Molestation in Mentoring and Youth-Serving Organizations and more recently for our chapter, Mentor Screening […]

FORUM: Should volunteer mentors be re-screened periodically?

Screening mentors is obviously important at the beginning of a volunteer’s involvement; and ongoing supervision and monitoring provides some assurances over the duration of the relationship. But would it be a good idea for programs to periodically conduct a formal background check/interview/reference check of current mentors ? Is it worth the expense? Would mentors feel […]