All mentoring programs must include and demonstrate compliance with:
- The primary purpose of the program must be child abuse and neglect prevention.
- Conduct individual meetings with mentor and mentee (child or adolescent up to age 19).
- Provision of the required data for the Evaluation Team state-level program evaluation.
- Conduct group meetings with other mentees.
- Use a set curriculum that is evidence/research-based and age-appropriate with measureable outcomes.
- Mentor must have a minimum of four contacts per month with mentee and contacts must be at least one hour in duration.
Types of mentoring programs include, but are not limited to:
- Programs that include male and/or female mentoring
- Programs that improve family access to formal and informal resources and opportunities for community assistance
- Programs that include mentoring new or expecting teen mothers