Communication Between Mentor and Mentee
Practice active listening skills
Understand the concept of youth-centered mentoring
Healthy communication requires active listening skills. Active listening is about receiving information from the cadet and remaining non-judgmental and empathetic. How can you be an active listener?
Developing a youth-centered relationship is about finding a cadet’s strengths.This is a fundamental shift away from focusing on a child’s ‘issues.’ With active listening skills and an emphasis on identifying your cadet’s strengths, your relationship will be off to a good start.
___ Review the Resources
___ Complete Activities
___ Complete the Module 10 assessment
- Fairview Health Library: Active Listening Tip Sheet
- Video – Active Listening Strategies: How to Be A Good Listener
- Reflect on the questions below. Save your responses in the area below to help you practice active listening approaches with your mentee.
- Identify three locations that would give you undivided time with your mentee.
- How can you learn more about the cadet’s strengths? Identify 1-2 questions you could ask to learn more about what they are good at or proud of.