RSN mentors and staff provide youth and emerging adults with a sense of belonging and the skills and capacities for self-advocacy, healthy relationships and positive engagement in the community. RSN youth participants are in varying stages of recovery from substance use disorder and/or mental health issues and/or experience in the juvenile court system.
In conjunction with the overall efficacy of peer-based support, RSN mentors are specially trained to meet youth where they’re at by utilizing :
- SAMHSA CORE Competencies: recovery oriented, person-centered, voluntary, relationship-focused and trauma informed practices
- Active and Compassionate listening techniques
- S.M.A.R.T goal setting
- Motivational interviewing skills