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2019 Mentoring & Re-Engagement Summit

The Mentoring Collaborative of Montgomery County Fast Forward Center

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.”
Bob Proctor

2019 Mentoring & Re-Engagement Summit


You're Invited!

March 20, 2019
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Trauma: Impact on Youth & Opportunities for Healing

Mentoring Collaborative invites you to join us on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 for the Mentoring & Re-Engagement Summit. Save the date to take part in amazing keynote speakers, sessions on trauma and the impact on youth, and opportunities for healing.

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David Shapiro



The National Mentoring Partnership, the unifying national champion for expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people. For more than 25 years, MENTOR has helped build and serve the mentoring field by providing a public voice; developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide; and promoting quality for mentoring through evidence-based standards, innovative research and essential tools. Under Shapiro’s leadership, MENTOR’s efforts to build capacity and scale innovation within the mentoring movement have been highlighted by the Social Impact Exchange, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. Learn more about David Shapiro.


Dr. Joe Hendershott



For Joe & Dardi Hendershott, Hope 4 The Wounded is not a career. It’s a life calling. And seemingly to their astonishment, it’s becoming a national movement. Joe has an extensive background working firsthand with at-risk and wounded youth as a teacher and administrator in traditional, alternative, and correctional education settings. He has been a high school assistant principal, head principal, alternative school principal, and a principal at The Village Network. Learn more about Joe Hendershott.





Block A

10:15am - 11:05am
Mentoring Question and Answer Session

David Shapiro, CEO of Mentor: The National Mentoring Partnership

CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, David Shapiro, will be sharing his vast mentoring expertise during this session. He will be answering your questions, giving advice and sharing best practices. MENTOR has been the unifying national champion for expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people. During David Shapiro’s tenure, MENTOR launched In Real Life, a national mentoring public awareness campaign, with the support of the NBA and has worked extensively with the Obama Administration on the mentoring component of My Brother’s Keeper. Come armed with questions for a mentoring expert!

Trauma 101

Rochele' Burnette, Montgomery County ADAMHS Board

Trauma 101: Understanding Trauma, Resilience and Trauma-Informed Approaches in Youth. This course provides a basic foundational overview and awareness of trauma, this training focuses on the effects on young people, and how those working with youth can design an environment that is trauma-informed. Not only will you Increase your awareness of trauma and its prevalence, you will be able to identify practical ways to create a Trauma-Informed youth program including:

  • Recognize the 4 causes of behavior
  • Skills that increase & decrease in a crisis
  • Create a culture of positive, encouraging
  • relationships
  • Teach Distress Tolerance Skills
Building Yourself From the Inside Out

Scott McGohan, CEO of McGohan Brabender

We often paint a picture of Leadership with brushes of knowledge from those who we respect and admire. We attempt to instill those assets into our own roles in a virtuous attempt to grow. Our greatest gift is most often not our ability to get results. Our greatest gift is a clear, honest understanding of ourselves. Scott McGohan, CEO of McGohan Brabender shares his story of building a life by creating a false self-based on performance and the opinions of others. Building a life from the outside in is one full of vanity, fear and egotistical arrogance. This session includes the honesty of self-reflection, the value of addressing destructive heros in your organization and the value of 5 senses in moving our roles forward with a motive of growing others.

Block B

11:15am -12:15pm
Reaching the Wounded Student, Part 2

Joe Hendershott,  Hope for the Wounded LLC

Based on this presenter's firsthand experiences and ongoing research, emotional poverty has become a deterrent to academic success. Research shows that almost half the nation's children have experienced trauma, which has a profound impact on their behaviors and/or learning. Educators must have a basic understanding of the social/emotional needs of children of trauma in order to reach them, teach them, and avoid using ineffective strategies and consequences that would only cause further frustration to all parties involved. This session will expand on the information contained in Dr. Hendershott's keynote session and provide doable strategies for working with children beyond at-risk.

 Trauma: Impact on Youth and Opportunities for Healing Panel Discussion

Panel Facilitator: Amaha Sellassie

During this session participants will join community leaders in an intimate discussion how authentic and intentional relationships can serve as a steady undercurrent to overcoming trauma. They will hear real-life examples of relationships as catalysts for supporting youth through adversity, covering timely topics such as the effects of transitioning from the juvenile justice system, how to re-engage the disconnected student, aging out of foster care, commercial sexual exploitation and the opioid crisis.

 The Effects of Childhood Trauma: I Show my Scars So That Others Will Know They Can Heal.

Nora Stanger, Sinclair Community College

This session will attempt to define and examine the effects of childhood trauma, identify barriers to completing educational goals, and recognize the potential of overcoming childhood trauma by seeing a life of meaning and purpose.


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