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New Evidence Review on Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth

New Evidence Review on Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth

Written by Michael Garringer As part of our ongoing series of reviews on the evidence for specific mentoring models or mentoring various youth populations, the National Mentoring Resource Center is happy to announce the release of Mentoring for First-Generation Immigrant and Refugee Youth authored by Dr. Ashmeet Oberoi of the University of Miami. This review […]

National Mentoring Resource Center: Mentoring for youth with mental health challenges

National Mentoring Resource Center: Mentoring for youth with mental health challenges

Written by Michael Garringer The National Mentoring Resource Center is happy to announce the release of another entry in our series of evidence reviews on mentoring specific populations of youth. We recently posted Mentoring for Youth with Mental Health Challenges, authored by Dr. Michelle Munson and her colleague James Railey at New York University. Dr. […]

By December 20, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Top 10 features of healthy mentoring organizations

Top 10 features of healthy mentoring organizations

Editor’s Note: We are thrilled to provide you with this report, written by mentoring expert Dr. Carla Herrera, aimed at providing funders with guidance in determining which mentoring programs to support.   Through a series of posts, we present, “Making the Most of Youth Mentoring: A Guide for Funders” (Original Publisher(s): Public/Private Ventures. This work […]

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New Mentoring Research

New research finds that cross-race mentoring relationships associated with reductions in perceived racism

New research finds that cross-race mentoring relationships associated with reductions in perceived racism

Liao, L. C. & Sanchez, B. (2015). An exploratory study of the role of mentoring in the acculturation of Latino/a youth. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(7), 868-877. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21717 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham Background: There is very little research focused on children from immigrant families in general, and even less research on how mentoring interventions […]

New research asks mentors to reflect on their perceptions of youth and the mentor role

New research asks mentors to reflect on their perceptions of youth and the mentor role

Lakind, D., Akins, M., & Eddy, J. M. (2015). Youth mentoring relationships in context: Mentor perceptions of youth, environment, and the mentor role. Children and Youth Services Review, 53, 52-60.   Summarized by Umass Boston clinical psychology graduate student, Samantha Burton   Introduction: Mentors’ perceptions of their mentees can influence the length of the mentoring […]

New research points out benefits of group and individual mentoring for girls

New research points out benefits of group and individual mentoring for girls

Deutsch, N. L., Reitz-Krueger, C. L., Henneberger, A. K., Ehrlich, V. A. F., & Lawrence, E. C. (2016). “It Gave Me Ways to Solve Problems and Ways to Talk to People”: Outcomes From a Combined Group and One-on-One Mentoring Program for Early Adolescent Girls. Journal of Adolescent Research, 0743558416630813. Summarized by Matthew Hagler   Introduction Group […]

By December 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Research From Related Fields

New research highlights potential of organizing social support to promote health

New research highlights potential of organizing social support to promote health

Posted by Katie Delach To encourage healthy habits and actions, doctors should leverage patients’ engagement with their friends and families—rather than increasing their interactions with medical professionals. In a new perspective published by the New England Journal of Medicine, behavioral economists suggest a five-step ladder to effectively engineer social engagements that promote health and to test their […]

Being kind serves to elevate your own well-being

Being kind serves to elevate your own well-being

Written by Douglas LaBier and originally posted on the Huffington Post I came across this small but useful study from Oxford researchers, and it caught my attention because it’s one more bit of evidence of our underlying interconnectedness. It shows that doing something positive for others enhances our own happiness. The study consisted of a […]

Eight Things to Remember about Child Development

Eight Things to Remember about Child Development

Originally Posted by Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child Building on a well-established knowledge base more than half a century in the making, recent advances in the science of early childhood development and its underlying biology provide a deeper understanding that can inform and improve existing policy and practice, as well as help generate new […]

Profiles in Mentoring

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with MENTOR’s Michael Garringer on his work translating research into practice

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with MENTOR’s Michael Garringer on his work translating research into practice

Written by Jelle de Graaf and Vera van den Berg Michael Garringer is the Director of Knowledge Management for The National Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR. Michael has played a vital role in the development of youth mentoring program supports for many years. One of the crucial roles Michael has within this field is the translation of […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Maurice Crul on mentoring and immigrant youth

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Maurice Crul on mentoring and immigrant youth

Editor’s Note: I had the pleasure of meeting Professor Maurice Crul at the launch of the European Centre for Evidence-Based Mentoring earlier this year. He is a rock star in the field of immigration and has been leading efforts to explore how mentoring affects immigrant youth. Dr. Crul has published extensively on the educational careers of children […]

By November 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Wisdom from Carola Suárez-Orozco

Wisdom from Carola Suárez-Orozco

Editor’s Note: A version of this appeared a few months ago but the topic seems particularly relevant these days. With this in mind, here’s a shortened version Hope it’s helpful! by Jean Rhodes Carola Suárez-Orozco, Professor of Human Development and Psychology at UCLA. Carola is well equipped to tackle this issue. She is co-author of “Transitions: […]

By November 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

News & Funding Opportunities

NY Times: Mentors help refugees transition into a new life

NY Times: Mentors help refugees transition into a new life

Written by Margy Rochlin OAKLAND, Calif. — Pascal Serugendo was only 7 when he first fled his violence-torn village in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Separated from his family, he followed a group of grown-ups also escaping the deadly war over the country’s gold and diamonds. They arrived at a refugee camp, safe from the […]

NY Times: A role model and mentor while dad serves time

NY Times: A role model and mentor while dad serves time

Written by Emily Palmer, New York Times Sitting in his Harlem elementary school cafeteria after the final bell one day last month, Jaylen Williams shifted restlessly as he read a math homework question out loud. “Ms. Parker buys two pounds of cash — ” he said, rubbing one his eyebrows furiously as his voice trailed […]

By December 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Mentoring’s Promise and Limits

Mentoring’s Promise and Limits

By Larry Gordon Editor’s Note: This article appeared recently in the Atlantic. Research on the long-term effects of advisers is mixed, and some programs are now relying on video-game networks and other technology to forge stronger relationships. Fred Thornhill / Reuters When Leo Hall was 8 years old, his mother sent him to a tutoring […]

By December 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Webinars, Podcasts & Forums

Webinar – Developing Noncognitive Skills to Support Young People’s Achievements

Webinar – Developing Noncognitive Skills to Support Young People’s Achievements

Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Eastern Time A young person’s success is determined by more than just academic prowess. A myriad of skills, including perseverance, emotional competence, and goal-setting, contribute to a young person’s achievements in school, the workplace, and beyond. Join Celeste Janssen, Director of the Institute for Youth Success at […]

By December 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Promoting Family Resilience in the Face of Parental Incarceration: A Digital Dialogue

Promoting Family Resilience in the Face of Parental Incarceration: A Digital Dialogue

Promoting Family Resilience in the Face of Parental Incarceration: A Digital Dialogue Guest Speaker Dr. Crystallee Crain Coordinator, San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership   Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern REGISTER NOW Presented by The National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD) a service of […]

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Webinar – Mentoring Immigrant Youth:  Supportive Relationships for Newcomer Youth

Webinar – Mentoring Immigrant Youth: Supportive Relationships for Newcomer Youth

Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Eastern Time Mentoring can support immigrant youth as they navigate the challenges of a new culture. Join December’s webinar to learn what mentoring programs can do to effectively serve immigrant youth and their families. Panelist include Dr. Ashmeet Oberoi, National Mentoring Resource Center Research Board member and […]

By November 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →