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Mentoring a Safer Way

By Marlene Bogard 

Congregational mentoring programs are designed to nurture a spiritual friendship—one youth to one adult. How does the mentoring relationship fit with some of the procedures that Dove’s Nest suggests?

The “rule” that two adults be present at every event where there is youth or children's ministry may frustrate mentors as they plan times with their mentee. Also in question may be conversations or counseling within the mentor/mentee relationship conducted in isolation.

Here are some ideas that will reduce the risk of boundary violations, abuse, and accusations ...

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38-Minute Training Video Available

This 2020 abuse prevention and healthy boundaries training video is designed specifically for adults volunteering in faith communities, such as churches, camps, or schools. It is available to you and the adult volunteers at your church for a one-time fee of $75. For $200, we offer the video and a one-hour Zoom discussion facilitated by a Dove's Nest expert. See a one-minute preview of the training here!
Steps to access the video:
1. Pay the one-time $75 fee online or by mailing a check.
2. Notify Anna Groff (anna [at] dovesnest.net) that you made this payment for the video.
3. A link to download or stream the training video will be sent to you in one business day. 
4. The video can be viewed an unlimited amount of times.  

Dove's Nest's mission is to empower and equip faith communities to keep children and youth safe in their homes, churches, and communities. "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children"  (Luke 18:16 NLT).