Who Mentor Are


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How Mentor works with young people to inspire and support them to achieve their full potential, and how we work with parents, carers, schools, youth groups and other partners.

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  • We bring credibility above the balance sheet... Champions of prevention...
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  • Who Mentor Are

    1. 1. Inspiring young people
    2. 2. “prevention is better than cure” A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity.
    3. 3. Early Childhood Adulthood LevelofProblemBehaviors Source: PriceWaterhouseCoopers Age 21, cost per person already = £91 - £121k Problem behaviours: the earlier we act, the more effective and the less it costs.
    4. 4. Championing evidence based prevention
    5. 5. Smoking Crime and anti- social behaviour Disengagement from school Sexual health Drug useDrinkingDrinking alcohol is linked to risky sexual behaviour Dislike of school and missing school are also strongly linked to risk of young motherhood Disengagement from school is linked to involvement in crime and anti-social behaviour Drinking regularly smoking and taking illegal drugs are linked to involvement in anti-social behaviour and crime.Young people who drink alcohol are more likely to skip school and vice-versa Young people’s risky behaviours are interlinked Mentor: Thinking Prevention series www.mentoruk.org.uk/publichealth
    6. 6. We need to change our perspective Research proves • Cautionary stories • Information • Focus on harm or fear • Harsh or inconsistent punishment Don’t work
    7. 7. Showing the ‘reality’ of the criminal justice system to young people actually increased the risk of juvenile crime. For each child delivered to (£55), Scared Straight costs £14,268 to reverse the harm. Scared Straight and Other Juvenile Awareness Programs for Preventing Juvenile Delinquency: A Systematic Review of the Randomized Experimental Evidence, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science September 2003 vol. 589 no. 1 41-62
    8. 8. Putting what works into practice
    9. 9. The Good Behaviour Game First UK randomised controlled trial of programme that improves children’s life chances
    10. 10. Specialised support for parents and carers
    11. 11. Learning from young people
    12. 12. Working with local and community groups
    13. 13. Pioneering work to reduce young offenders’ reoffending
    14. 14. Free resources & training for schools
    15. 15. Working with European partners
    16. 16. Creating positive change with young people