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Mentor Interview Questionnaire
Background and Orientation to Mentoring
Are you from Phoenix originally? If not where?
Tell me about your relationship with your family today
Why do you want to be a mentor to foster youth?
What is your experience working with kids, either volunteer or paid.
What qualities/traits do you enjoy most about children?
What qualities/traits about children might be a challenge for you?
Think about a person, other than your parents, that provided you with guidance or support growing up. Who was that person and what were they like?
If you wanted someone to know a bit about you in just one sentence, what would you want them to know?
What are you hoping to get out of the experience of working with a child in foster care?
What do you feel might be challenging for you at first when trying to form a relationship with your youth?
What would you do, if after seeing them a few times, they were still quiet and reserved around you?
How would you respond to a child that asks you to “promise not to tell” something?
How do you like to spend your free time? What hobbies do you have?
Must Ask Questions:
Is there a history of substance abuse in your family?
Have you experienced any type of abuse? How have you dealt with this?
Do you currently, or have you ever, used/abused alcohol, drugs or tobacco?
How do you feel about working with a child who has been abused in some way?
Have you ever been accused of or convicted of abusing a child in any way? Or had any involvement with DCS(CPS)?
Are you experiencing any medical problems/issues or taking any medications at this time that we should know of in case of an emergency?
Have you ever been convicted of a DUI/DWI, how long ago? Is there anything that will show on your background check?
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