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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 […]

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

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

Webinar – Mentoring Immigrant Youth:  Supportive Relationships for Newcomer Youth
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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 […]

Mentor Toolkit: Open doors for mentees with an ecomap
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Mentor Toolkit: Open doors for mentees with an ecomap

#EverydayMentoring Weekly Tip from The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA  Helping youth network can be frustrating when you aren’t sure how to connect kids to key people who can help them achieve their goals. But it isn’t always as difficult as it seems! One approach that can make this process easier is to develop an ecomap. […]

Believing people can change sparks cooperation with others

Believing people can change sparks cooperation with others

Posted by Alex Shashkevich-Stanford, futurity.org Jewish-Israelis and Palestinian-Israelis have spent decades in conflict over disputed territories. The mutual distrust and skepticism have built to a point that the two groups struggle to work cooperatively on solving their issues. But a research team of psychologists has found that teaching Jewish-Israeli and Palestinian-Israeli teenagers that groups are […]

What are the keys to successful mentoring? New study has some answers
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What are the keys to successful mentoring? New study has some answers

by Jean Rhodes and Elizabeth Raposa In a forthcoming article in the American Journal of Community Psychology we reported on some interesting findings that have direct implications for mentoring programs. The study was entitled, the Impact of Youth Risk on Mentoring Relationship Quality: Do Mentor Characteristics Matter?–and the short answer is yes! But let’s step back […]

Webinar for National Mentoring Month:  Mentoring in Real Life
By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Webinar for National Mentoring Month: Mentoring in Real Life

Thursday, November 17, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Eastern Time Planning for National Mentoring Month recruitment this January? Join our webinar this November to learn best practices for amplifying your voice during this yearly public awareness campaign. The following panelists will share tips for a successful 2017 campaign: Sarah Boison, Manager, Digital Strategy, America’s Promise […]

Maximizing the potential of corporate sponsorships
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Maximizing the potential of corporate sponsorships

Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Eastern Time When done well, corporate partnerships can be immensely beneficial to mentoring programs and corporations alike. So how do we effectively maximize the impact and potential of these partnerships? Learn effective partnership practices from MENTOR’s corporate partnerships consultant, Daniel Horgan, along with leaders from Deloitte and […]

“It was kind of like me sitting on a rainbow”: Reaching out to youth on the autism spectrum
By September 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

“It was kind of like me sitting on a rainbow”: Reaching out to youth on the autism spectrum

By Jean Rhodes It was a simple act of kindness, caught in a photo. Travis Rudolph, a Florida State University star wide receiver, was visiting a nearby middle school last week with his teammates when he spotted a 6th grade boy sitting by himself in the cafeteria. “So I asked him, could I sit down and have lunch with […]

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