Mentoring Young Women
Unit 6 Project
Kelia Stuart - Wise
Mentoring Young Women
A. The number of young women without mentorship guidance whether from family, friends and or a mentor is at a high and it’s affecting the lives of our women.
B. The number of troubled young women is on the rise. The need for positive mentoring
is greatly needed in today’s society.
II. Mentorship is a necessity in our society and will make a difference in the lives of our young women. A. Mentors are experienced and trusted advisors
B. Mentor programs are set up to allow mentees that seek advice to get the help they need. C. These programs are beneficial in the lives of everyone.
III. What can mentors do to help the young women?
A. Mentees should seek advice from a mentor if they feel they cannot talk to family and friends B. Intervention methods are often needed.
C. Further action and or mental therapy/medical attention is sometimes needed
IV. What can parents, family and friends do?
A. Parents can be open to what their children have to say. Listen
B. Family and friends can be watchful and can intervene when deemed necessary.
C. Family and friends can seek advice from mentors about how to help their children.
V. Conclusion Mentoring women is necessary to this generation. Allowing them to walk around with harbored in feelings of pain, hurt and abuse are not healthy and there is a great need for more mentors to rise up and help our youth, especially our young women.
Approximately one in five women in the United States experienced some form of sexual abuse as children. One-third to one-half of child sexual abuse victims are under the age of seven. While there are a number of situations that affect the lives of our women every day, one of the biggest problems is sexual abuse. In many cases this abuse is by someone that no one would ever thought would pose a danger to the family. Abuse can take many forms. It can be suffered at the hands of a loved one or a stranger, and it may be encountered in the home, the workplace, or outside. Physical and emotional abuse can have long lasting effects and leave their victims depressed, hurt, and isolated long after the original abuse is over. Abuse in all its forms thrives in an atmosphere of silence, where the abuser is never questioned and the victim often feels as if they are to blame for their own victimization. For this reason, it is crucial that individuals become aware of the types of abuse that exist, notice the signs of abuse, and refuse to tolerate it. Unfortunately, there are not enough groups dedicated to educating the public and providing resources and support for victims. These young children will more than likely grow and never tell anyone until they are older or when they do tell someone, in some cases, they are told they are not telling the truth. Mentoring women is necessary to this generation. Allowing them to walk around with harbored in feelings of pain, hurt and abuse are not healthy and there is a great need for more mentors to rise up and help our youth, especially our young women. Mentoring young women is a great necessity in today’s society. The lack of mentors and mentor programs in various communities is at a high and the amounts of troubled young women are on the rise.
(Encouragement Enterprises International. (2003)
When you have young women that feel that they have no one to talk to, may it be family, friends, etc. They should be able to seek advice from a mentor. Mentors are experienced and trusted advisors. In most cases, a mentor is someone who has overcome the same obstacles they are helping others with. Mentors are trusted individuals that can be relied on as giving the best, most