Why do we need to be part of a Quality Assurance Program?
Five reasons why people have sought to be part of this program:
- Parents, churches and community leaders often have concerns about one-on-one mentoring. A seal of approval from CAYM shows your community that you are following practices that assure the safety and effectiveness of your program.
- A review of your practices and procedures by experts who are outside your program can provide a fresh look that may help you improve your effectiveness and efficiency.
- Many Christian programs express the desire to have an accountability partner or “covering” to help their ministries stay on the right track
- A broad program review, including review of your leadership team, mission and strategic plan, can help ensure the sustainability of your ministry over the long haul.
- By joining with like-minded ministries, your program is helping to grow a movement of mentoring in churches and communities across the nation.
How will our program be reviewed?
There are three steps to the review process:
- Preliminary assessment: We evaluate your practices (recruiting, screening, training, supervision and evaluation) to ensure that that the right procedures are in place.
- We periodically review your screening and supervision implementation by accessing your data through either eMentorLife or a similar program that allows online oversight.
- We do an onsite review of your program (interviewing program staff, mentors, mentees and caregivers to assess safetyand effectiveness.
Why choose an assurance program by CAYM rather than another review program?
Four reasons to consider CAYM's Quality Assurance Program first:
- The CAYM's Quality Assurance Program goes beyond the nationally accepted best practices to look at how faithful your program is to your Christian mission.
- Each CAYM review staff member has between 10 and over 30 years of mentoring experience in both field and management positions.
- CAYM training and materials are nationally recognized and used by programs, both Christian and secular, across the country.
- Many people in the Christian community want the assurance that your program is faithful not only to the safety of your program but also to your commitment to Christian standards as a ministry.