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Mentoring For Youth With Backgrounds Of Involvement In Commercial Sex Activity
By March 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Mentoring For Youth With Backgrounds Of Involvement In Commercial Sex Activity

Group Review Board David DuBois, Ph.D., Chair and Jennifer K. Felner (University of Illinois at Chicago) National Mentoring Resource Center This review examines research on mentoring for youth with backgrounds of involvement (or high-risk for involvement) in commercial sex activity (YCSA). The review is organized around four questions: What is the documented effectiveness of mentoring […]

Teens 3x More Likely To Get Addicted To Painkillers
By March 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Teens 3x More Likely To Get Addicted To Painkillers

Sarina Gleason Michigan State University Younger teenagers are at higher risk of becoming dependent on prescription drugs within a year of when they began using them for non-medical reasons, a new study suggests. The findings are based on a nationally representative sample of 12- to 21-year-olds taken each year between 2002 and 2013. Out of […]

Here’s How 8-year-olds Around The World Feel About Their Lives
By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Here’s How 8-year-olds Around The World Feel About Their Lives

UNIVERSITY OF YORK Posted by David Garner-York on February 17, 2016 A new study of 8-year-old children in 16 countries shows that most are happy with lives—but some, most notably in Ethiopia, South Korea, and England—report having low self-esteem. The Children’s Worlds study, coordinated in England by the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the […]

Mentoring for Children of Incarcerated Parents – National Mentoring Resource Center Review
By February 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Mentoring for Children of Incarcerated Parents – National Mentoring Resource Center Review

Group Review Board G. Roger Jarjoura, Ph.D. (American Institutes for Research) National Mentoring Resource Center This review examines research on mentoring for children of incarcerated parents. The review is organized around four questions:  (1) What is the demonstrated effectiveness of mentoring for children of incarcerated parents? (2) What factors condition or shape the effectiveness of mentoring for […]

Group Mentoring Model Shows “Promise and Potential” – National Mentoring Resource Center Review
By January 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Group Mentoring Model Shows “Promise and Potential” – National Mentoring Resource Center Review

Group Review Board Gabriel Kuperminc, Ph.D. (Georgia State University) National Mentoring Resource Center This review examines the research evidence for mentoring programs that use a group format, in which one or more mentors is matched with a group of youth for a shared mentoring experience. This review addresses four topics related to group mentoring for […]

Please join us!: Short Course on the Elements of Effective Practice
By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Please join us!: Short Course on the Elements of Effective Practice

Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring Short Course Enhancing the Elements: Applying the EEP4 to Diverse Programs and Populations The sixth annual National Mentoring Summit will take place January 27-29, 2016, at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown and will explore the theme of “Connection | Growth | Opportunity”. With the release of the 4th Edition of MENTOR”s […]

When a mentor does more harm than good
By November 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

When a mentor does more harm than good

Janet Murray, The Guardian A new study argues that those volunteering to help young people should always be trained and qualified When Helen fell pregnant at 15, her life was turned upside down. While her friends were out clubbing, she was stuck at home with a baby. She began to feel isolated and depressed. So […]

For At-Risk Kids, Mentors Provide Far More Than Just Homework Help
By November 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

For At-Risk Kids, Mentors Provide Far More Than Just Homework Help

Jennifer Ludden Correspondent, National Desk, NPR When West Baltimore’s Renaissance Academy High School hired four African-American mentors earlier this year, student Jalone Carroll wanted nothing to do with them. He figured they would come “mess everything up, and then dip,” or disappear. “We didn’t know how to take that type, you feel me,” says Carroll. […]

#FOMO Leads To Depression And Anxiety In Teen Social Media Users
By November 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

#FOMO Leads To Depression And Anxiety In Teen Social Media Users

By Alyssa Navarro, Tech Times A report revealed that most teenagers today suffer from the fear of missing out or FOMO which is generated when they use social media. Experts from the Australian Psychological Society found FOMO elevates anxiety levels of teenagers and may contribute to depression. The findings, released [pdf] in the 2015 National Stress and […]

Now is the time to plan your trip for the International Mentoring Conference:  Cancun, December 2-4 2015
By November 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Now is the time to plan your trip for the International Mentoring Conference: Cancun, December 2-4 2015

We hope you decide to join us at the International Mentoring Conference, Cancun 2015, organized by the mentoring organizations Peraj Mexico and Perach Israel, celebrating their 10th and 40th anniversaries, respectively. Here you will find information about this great event, which seeks to present and share some of the most important ideas in mentoring research […]