Candle Outreach Mentoring Project
The Candle Outreach Mentoring Project is a partnership between Candle Community Trust and Tusla, The Child and Family Agency. The Outreach Mentoring Programme works with young people known to Tusla who are in care or on the edge of care. The Project works in collaboration with social workers, social care workers and other key personnel to support the needs of a targeted group of young people referred by Tusla.
The Project provides individually tailored intensive support on a 1:1 basis to young people utilising Candle’s key methodologies of Trauma Informed principles, restorative practice and empowerment model. Project workers undertake all interactions and interventions using a trauma informed approach which seeks to understand and empower the young person. The Project works alongside the young person, their family and carers to support the young person to achieve their goals and meet their full potential. Young people are engaged through various methods such as recreational activities, involvement in education and community and developmental programming with a strong focus on relationship building. The Outreach Mentoring Project is committed to the promotion of trauma informed practice when working with all relevant stakeholders.