A Day in the Life of A Shine Mentor - October

Today, I did a home visit to a Foster Carer’s home to begin my 1:1 art therapy work with a twelve year old daughter of one of my service users.

I have worked with her Mum four times as she has been in and out of custody for many years. The child’s Dad does have her overnight each week, but feels he cannot cope with her behaviour and is afraid to enforce boundaries for fear of being judged as punitive by Social Workers. I am working on ways for Dad and Daughter to do activities together which will perhaps form a bond between them.

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25th October 2017

September Mini Blog - A Day in Court

I attended court with my mentee for a review of her DTTO II order.  Shine was asked to work with her as she was really struggling to attend her appointments. 

 

JAnderson 2
10th October 2017

A day in the life of a Shine Mentor

​Who would have thought a job could be so challenging and yet so rewarding at the same time?

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20th September 2017

A Day in the Life of a Venture Trust Mentor

I completed the Venture Trust Mentor Training with its partner, Move On Scotland in August 2016, and gained my Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership.

A typical day sees me shadowing Sharon, the Venture Trust Outreach Co-ordinator. I rise early to catch the train to Alloa from Camelon where, together, we meet Rachael* to discuss the plan set in place for her five-day Next Steps wilderness journey.

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7th August 2017

Jane turns things around thanks to Shine

Jane is just 21 years old. She was referred to Venture Trust in April 2016 through the Reconnect Women’s Group that runs through the Criminal Justice Team in the Borders. Jane had been long term unemployed, struggling with alcohol and substance abuse, and negative relationships which led her astray, and contributed to her involvement with the criminal justice system. At the time of being referred to Venture Trust, Jane had got to a stage where she wanted to make positive changes in her life; she was engaging with an employability programme and also working part time.

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3rd July 2017

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