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Become a Mentor: Arizona Child and Adolescent Survivors Initiative (ACASI)

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Arizona Child and Adolescent Survivors Initiative (ACASI)

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ACASI volunteer mentors address the goal of healing the wounds of children who are survivors of an Intimate Partner Homicide (IPH). They are a critical part of the child/youth victim's emotional healing, as they adapt to a new home environments, new caregivers, new schools, and new routines. This healing process helps young victims/survivors create a sense of hope and develop tools that build resiliency.
ACASI Volunteer Mentors work directly with child/youth parental intimate partner homicide survivors to provide emotional support and individual advocacy. They provide on-going support, meeting with the child/youth one-on-one twice a month and checking in with them weekly. Mentors make a nine month commitment to the child/youth survivors with whom they are matched, providing the opportunity to make life long impacts.
Mentors needed in Pima, Maricopa and Navajo Counties.


ACASI Mentors are:
Diverse in every way - race, ethnicity, culture, professional focus, languages spoken, religion, education, and life experiences
Resourceful - great at solving problems and know where to go to get support for just about everything.
Guides - Our mentors know they are guides, helping mentees to weigh decisions and make the choices that will best benefit them and who they are.
Prioritize well-being - Our mentors prioritize the well-being of others as well as themselves. They always keep in mind care, safety, health, and boundaries. Confidentiality and trust are critical for this.
Commitment:
1 Year: Each mentor commits to 9 month school year mentoring relationship (at minimum) of weekly communication, including bi-weekly in-person meetings for an average of 10 hours/month.
Communication w/ ACASI: Ongoing support is important to us.
Growth: Ongoing development and training opportunities . We highly recommend 2-3 "ongoing" development opportunities each year.






Seeking Female Volunteers: Yes

Seeking Male Volunteers: Yes

Minimum Match Commitment (in months): 9 months

Type of Mentoring: One-to-One, Group

Youth Population Served: Academically At-Risk, Adjudicated/court involved, Foster, Residential or Kinship Care, General Youth Population, Gifted/Talented/Academic Achiever, Incarcerated Parent, Low Income, Physical Disabilities/Special Care Needs, Single-Parent Household, Other

Mentoring Program Goals: Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors, Other

Ages of Youth Served: 8-10, 11-14, 15-18, 18-24

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About Arizona Child and Adolescent Survivors Initiative (ACASI)

Location:

P.O.Box 15026, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, US

Mission Statement

ACASI volunteer mentors address the goal of healing the wounds of children who are survivors of an Intimate Partner Homicide (IPH). They are a critical part of the child/youth victim's emotional healing, as they adapt to a new home environments, new caregivers, new schools, and new routines. This healing process helps young victims/survivors create a sense of hope and develop tools that build resiliency.
ACASI Volunteer Mentors work directly with child/youth parental intimate partner homicide survivors to provide emotional support and individual advocacy. They provide on-going support, meeting with the child/youth one-on-one twice a month and checking in with them weekly. Mentors make a nine month commitment to the child/youth survivors with whom they are matched, providing the opportunity to make life long impacts.
Mentors needed in Pima, Maricopa and Navajo Counties.

Description

ACASI Mentors are:
Diverse in every way - race, ethnicity, culture, professional focus, languages spoken, religion, education, and life experiences
Resourceful - great at solving problems and know where to go to get support for just about everything.
Guides - Our mentors know they are guides, helping mentees to weigh decisions and make the choices that will best benefit them and who they are.
Prioritize well-being - Our mentors prioritize the well-being of others as well as themselves. They always keep in mind care, safety, health, and boundaries. Confidentiality and trust are critical for this.
Commitment:
1 Year: Each mentor commits to 9 month school year mentoring relationship (at minimum) of weekly communication, including bi-weekly in-person meetings for an average of 10 hours/month.
Communication w/ ACASI: Ongoing support is important to us.
Growth: Ongoing development and training opportunities . We highly recommend 2-3 "ongoing" development opportunities each year.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Flagstaff, AZ 86011

(35.19054,-111.6534)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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