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Mentor Training

Bridge Communities Initial Mentor Training

As a continuing component of our service to our Program Partners, Bridge Communities schedules mentor training two times per year - once in the spring and again in the fall.  Mentor training is required before assignment to work with a client family. In addition, a background check is conducted on each mentor before he or she can begin mentoring a Bridge family. Classes are held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on select Saturdays.  Please note, this class has now been newly formatted to a one-day session, replacing the previous two-day class.

Dates: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided)

Naperville Covenant Church, 1150 Hobson Rd, Naperville,IL 60540

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click here to register.
 Please e-mail for more information.

Mentor University

Continuing Education for Bridge Communities’ Mentors

Mentors are critical to the success of our client families, and Bridge aims to provide mentors with all the support and education needed to guide client families to success. Toward that end, Bridge Communities offers Mentor University, a series of workshops designed to build and strengthen key skills used in mentoring.

Upcoming Class:

Trauma and Attunement

Monday, May 14

7-9 PM
City of Naperville Municipal Building
Meeting Room B

400 S. Eagle St.
Naperville, IL 60540 map 

Our last Mentor University focused on recognizing past trauma and its impact. This session will help you go deeper in your understanding of how trauma affects relationships and how you can better help your client grow stronger after trauma. Presenters are Char Slezak of SamaraCare and Will Moeller of Bridge Communities.

Please contact Vicky Joseph at with questions. 

To register for Mentor University Continuing Education Classes, click here.

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