Expert Corner

The Pocket Mentor: Insider Tips from America’s Most Successful People

The Pocket Mentor: Insider Tips from America’s Most Successful People

Editor’s Note: In this column, we will be offering bits of advice from 101 of our country’s most successful men and women. The advice was compiled by writer Vince Reardon into a book, The Pocket Mentor: Insider Tips from America’s Most Successful People which will be available for purchase next mont. When Vince asked me to provide a blurb […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Mentoring Youth of Incarcerated Parents: My experience volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mentoring Youth of Incarcerated Parents: My experience volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters

Associate editor’s Note: The following article by Dr. Tim Cavell was originally published on The Huffington Post and is republished with permission of the author. In the recent past, The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring has published content exploring how children of incarcerated parents can benefit from a caring adult mentor. We learned from The Rev. Dr. W. […]

By January 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Reflections on being mentored

Reflections on being mentored

by Noelle Hurd I recently had the opportunity to reflect on the ways in which my experiences being mentored in academia had influenced the way that I currently mentor students at my university. I was applying for an academic mentoring workshop through the William T. Grant Foundation, and (as a part of the application process) was asked […]

By January 9, 2015 2 Comments Read More →

New Mentoring Research

What does the research say?: Come to this summit panel to find out!

What does the research say?: Come to this summit panel to find out!

It’s hard to believe the National Mentoring Summit is in just a few weeks. Once again, key researchers in the field of mentoring will convene to give you our “headlines” and “bottom lines” of our work. Here’s what’s in store:     Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 9:15-10:45 a.m. What the Research Says: Highlights from Recent […]

By January 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
What Predicts Volunteers’ Commitment to Mentoring Relationships? You guessed it…

What Predicts Volunteers’ Commitment to Mentoring Relationships? You guessed it…

Madia, B.P., & Lutz, C.J. (2004). Perceived similarity, expectation-reality discrepancies, and mentors’ expressed intention to remain in Big Brothers/Big Sisters programs. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34 (3), 598-623. Mentor initiated premature terminations compromise mentoring programs’ goal of fostering quality relationships between youth and nonparental adults. Moreover, for youth from potentially vulnerable backgrounds, the premature […]

Time and trust trump all: An examination of social capital, race and class in mentoring relationships

Time and trust trump all: An examination of social capital, race and class in mentoring relationships

What’s in a relationship? An examination of social capital, race and class in mentoring relationships Gaddis, S. (2012). What’s in a relationship? An examination of social capital, race and class in mentoring relationships. Social Forces, 90 (4), 1237-1269. Summarized by UMB doctoral student Laura Yoviene Problem: The concept of social capital has been widely identified […]

By January 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Research From Related Fields

New study highligts benefits of connecting with youth through technology

New study highligts benefits of connecting with youth through technology

by Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow While some family members and educators fear the potential dangers that can come with teens navigating the digital world, one researcher has found that the proliferation of personal devices in the hands of teens might not be so bad. On Friday, Candice Odgers, director of the Center for Child and […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
For Young African Americans, Emotional Support Found To Buffer the Biological Toll of Racial Discrimination

For Young African Americans, Emotional Support Found To Buffer the Biological Toll of Racial Discrimination

by Hannah Klein, SRCD African American youth who report experiencing frequent discrimination during adolescence are at risk for developing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke in later years, according to a new study. The study also found that emotional support from parents and peers can protect African American youth from stress-related damage to their bodies […]

By January 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Teens Whose Parents Exert More Psychological Control Have Trouble With Closeness, Independence in Relationships

Teens Whose Parents Exert More Psychological Control Have Trouble With Closeness, Independence in Relationships

by Hannah Klein, SRCD For teenagers, learning to establish a healthy degree of autonomy and closeness in relationships (rather than easily giving in to peer pressure) is an important task. A new longitudinal study has found one reason adolescents struggle with balancing autonomy and closeness in relationships: parents’ psychological control. Teens whose parents exerted more psychological control over […]

By January 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Profiles in Mentoring

★ An interview with Professor Joe Allen

★ An interview with Professor Joe Allen

The Chronicle is honored to feature Joe Allen, one of the nation’s leading experts on adolescent development, especially parent and peer relationships. His work is also featured in the Chronicle. Joe is the Hugh Kelly Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and a licensed clinical psychologist. In an ambitious ninety-classroom study funded by the William T. […]

By January 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
★Rising Star: Professor Julia Pryce

★Rising Star: Professor Julia Pryce

A conversation with Professor Julia Pryce, author of  new study on mentor attunement  JR (Jean Rhodes): In your study, you and your team sat in classrooms and schools and watched relationships in action. Did you ever feel that your presence influenced the ways in which the adult and youth interacted?  JP: Our presence had minimal […]

By January 16, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
The Misery of Mentoring Millennials in the workplace

The Misery of Mentoring Millennials in the workplace

“For a new generation of workers, the idea of seeking out a single career confidant is as old-fashioned as a three-martini lunch…” By Marina Khidekel  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-14/the-misery-of-mentoring-millennials When Christina Wallace, then 25, started a job at a management consulting firm in 2009, she was assigned two mentors: one, a career counselor; the other, an office-culture guru. “It […]

By January 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Mentoring in the News

New MENTOR report: The Business Case for Mentoring

New MENTOR report: The Business Case for Mentoring

From www.mentoring.org EY and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) together released a report “Mentoring: at the crossroads of education, business and community.” The report examines how top US businesses collaborate with the public and non-profit sectors to connect youth in their communities to transformative mentoring relationships and the value gained by the business and […]

By February 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Survey for 2015 Short Course

Survey for 2015 Short Course

Greetings from the Short Course on the Elements of Effective Practice! From 3-3:45 attendees will be participating in break out group discussions and taking surveys. We would equally appreciate your feedback regarding the changes presented by Dr. Janis Kupersmidt and Dr. Rebecca Stelter by completing the following surveys: Rating scale – Mentoring program staff Rating scale […]

Dedicated ‘Humans Of New York’ Fans Raise Money To Send Underserved Kids On Harvard Visit

Dedicated ‘Humans Of New York’ Fans Raise Money To Send Underserved Kids On Harvard Visit

The Huffington Post  |  By Kimberly Yam Humans of New York (HONY) photographer Brandon Stanton is known for capturing incredible stories that move his viewers. And now, his audience is helping to give some of his subjects amazing opportunities. Money from HONY fans is pouring in to send kids from a Brooklyn school to visit […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Webinars, Podcasts & Forums

Upcoming webinar on Mindfulness

Upcoming webinar on Mindfulness

Sea Change Mentoring is hosting a webinar on Mindfulness designed just for international, expat and third culture kids (and the adults that care for them). We are fortunate enough to have two guest speakers based out of The Netherlands (Psychologists Kate Berger and Debby Poort) who will lead a useful and insightful session.  Mindfulness is a method of […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Watch Live Stream of Short Course on the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring

Watch Live Stream of Short Course on the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring

Important Short Course Weather Update The Short Course on the Elements of Effective Practice will take place as planned. There are over 80 registrants from all over the US and beyond and expert speakers who will present the latest changes to the EEPM4 and see your input. We will let you know if there are […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
We need your input on the revised Elements of Effective Practice! Register for the Summit Short Course

We need your input on the revised Elements of Effective Practice! Register for the Summit Short Course

Space is limited. Register NOW! [Registration is closed as of 1/3/2015!] Short Course on the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring Short Course on the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ Wednesday, January 28 1:00-5:00 p.m. MENTOR and its partner, the Center for Evidence Based-Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, will present a special Short Course […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →