The Ask a Mentor column is an educational periodical published on our blog. Written by our longtime volunteer Dorothy "Dot" Binger, each column provides a mentor's answer to a specific question asked by a volunteer. Discussing situations that they may encounter in the future, the columns are a valuable resource for our guardians ad litem.
Prior to November 2011, Ask a Mentor appeared in The Guardian newsletter as the Mentor Tips column. While seven columns in past issues of The Guardian from February to October 2011 are available in our archive, they did not otherwise appear on our website.
In order to remedy that shortcoming and make it easier for volunteers to access this excellent information, those seven columns have now been added to the blog.
- Interviewing Parents in TPR Cases
- Sources of Case Information
- Understanding Your Role as a Guardian — contains two columns
- Addressing Situations of Concern
- Case Notes and Documentation
- Talking to Caregivers
Each of Binger's columns are available in the Ask a Mentor archive.