Relational Mentor is a term Tif coined and uses for those “magical people” who are able to become key influencers with children with trauma-related needs.
willing to learn how trauma impacts brain development in order to understand trauma-related behavior
able to learn how to respond in ways that soothe the nervous system and help children and youth access higher function.
focused on sharing positive, memory building experiences that cultivate and support increased hope and resilience.
trusted observers and encouragers, with the childs highest and best interest at heart.
a soothing presence, providing and modeling co-regulation as a pathway to self-regulation.
consistent healthy relationship role models, practicing the rhythm of relationships (Connection, Break, Repair)