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"ITM has taught me that, the better I am able to deal with my own ‘monsters in my basement,’ the better I can support our mentees still struggling to make change,” Brandon Overby, Credible Messenger


The Institute for Transformative Mentoring (ITM) is a dynamic new professional training program focused on the development of Credible Messengers working in the social services fields throughout New York City. 


The curriculum, covers the following topics: Restorative Practices, trauma-informed care, social justice movements, employment expectations and non-profit management.

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Restorative practices, is a field of study that has the potential to positively influence human behavior and strengthen civil society around the world. Restorative practices builds healthy communities, increases social capital, reduces the impact of crime. 

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We see the main focus of the ITM program as training students in "trauma-informed positive youth development". We believe the best way to do this is to engage in our own healing process.