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Being a learning mentor means supporting children and young people and helping them deal with the problems that they face, so that they are free to learn and reach their potential. This book will be your guide to achieving this and making sure you get the most out of all the children you work with. Each chapter opens with a discussion of the topic, giving you all the information you may need, as well as examples and strategies. They also provide fantastic worksheets that can be used directly with children and young people and can be easily printed from the CD-Rom which comes with this book. New to this edition are chapters on internet safety and hate behaviour as well as the continued discussion of serious issues such as drug awareness and self-harm. Other topics covered include: - Bullying - Self-esteem - Transitions - Revision - Anxiety This is a must have for anyone supporting children and young people and is a true resource that you will come back to time and time again. Kathy Salter (now Hampson) worked for nearly six years as a Learning Mentor in a large Leeds High School and now works for the Leeds Youth Offending Service as a Youth Justice Worker. She has an M.Ed in Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, and is in the end stages of researching a PhD looking at emotional intelligence and offending patterns. Rhonda Twidle (now Mitchell) worked with young people as a Support Worker in Tyneside and a Learning Mentor in a Leeds High School before spending five years as Probation Officer, including a secondment to a Family Intervention Project. She is now working with young people and families in Leeds as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practitioner.