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Keeping Kids SAFE: Oprah’s Conversation with Child Predators

Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM) staff recently spent an afternoon watching Oprah Winfrey interview four men who have molested children about their motivations and methods. Following this unique, in-depth interview with four child predators, Oprah stated her primary take-away from … Continue reading

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QMAP Resource Corner: Criminal Background Check Resources

The Quality Mentoring Assessment Path (QMAP®) process offers MPM insights about challenges mentoring program staff face in managing day-to-day program functions. Based on QMAP assessments of Minnesota mentoring programs in 2012, one area that is confusing for programs to navigate … Continue reading

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MENTOR Minute – President Obama Signs SafetyNET Extension

March 2, 2010:  President Obama has signed into law the bill to extend the Child Safety Pilot, SafetyNET – the program that allows mentoring organizations to conduct fingerprint-based criminal background checks on potential mentors through the FBI’s master criminal record … Continue reading

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Defining Quality Mentoring – Where is the Evidence?

I often receive inquiries from programs about recommended “standards” for program practice.  Questions about screening volunteers are common, particularly surrounding background checks and what to do with them once you get them back. The following is a question I have … Continue reading

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