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    Welcome to Australian Youth Mentoring Network

    The Australian Youth Mentoring Network, Australia's peak mentoring body, is a national hub for youth mentoring funding, research, tools and resources. The Australian Youth Mentoring Network works with youth mentoring organisations and practitioners to foster the growth and development of high quality mentoring programs for young people in Australia by providing a national base of collaboration, support, guidance and expertise.

    New factsheet: Building resilience 

    Building resilience

    Resilience is the ability to cope and ‘bounce back’ after encountering negative events, difficult situations or adversity and to return to almost the same level of emotional wellbeing. It is also the capacity to respond adaptively to difficult circumstances and still thrive. Young people who encounter difficult or challenging situations can learn from them and become stronger. Examples of challenges some young people may face where Read more

    australian youth mentoring webinars

    Webinar series

    In 2014, the Australian Youth Mentoring Network will once again begin offering regular professional development webinars. These live and interactive one-hour webinars will allow you to participate in professional development training from anywhere that has internet access. You will be able to quiz the experts without having to leave the comfort of your home or office.  These webinars are, in most Read more

    resilience in children and youth

    Keep calm and be resilient

    Many children are reared in less than ideal family conditions (e.g., poverty, violence, substance abuse, family dissonance, family or personal illnesses). Situations such as these may inhibit the normal intellectual, social, and emotional development of children and youth, thus interfering with them reaching their full potential as adults. Conversely, many children encounter such adversities and fair well in spite of Read more

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