7i. MONITORING - Monitoring Matches

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MENTORING YOUTH IN / FROM CARE

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Because the standard of care is defined by the activity, monitoring should be appropriate to the level of activity involved. Generally, group mentoring requires less monitoring and supervision from a mentoring program coordinator than a one-to-one mentoring relationship does. Monitoring and supporting the match assists to motivate and guide the relationship and is critical to the success of the relationship. As mentoring relationships develop over time, support from program staff can help the mentor adjust to changing developmental needs of the mentee. Furthermore, consistent and frequent monitoring and support helps the match navigate any challenges that arise. Finally, monitoring and support of mentoring relationships is critical for ensuring child safety.