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Mentoring around the country: Hundreds answer the call for mentoring event

Mentoring around the country: Hundreds answer the call for mentoring event

Written by Joi-Marie McKenzie, ABC News   One Dallas community truly rallied around a school in need of volunteers. More than 600 men showed up for Billy Earl Dade Middle School’s “Breakfast with Dads” event, where students are encouraged to bring their fathers, or father figures in their lives, for breakfast. “It’s a way to […]

Smoothing bumps in the road: Research uses attachment theory to improve mentoring practice

Smoothing bumps in the road: Research uses attachment theory to improve mentoring practice

Zilberstein, K. & Spencer, R. (2017). Breaking bad: An attachment perspective on youth mentoring relationship closures. Child & Family Social Work, 22(1), 67-76. doi:10.1111/cfs.12197 Summarized by Justin Preston   In a recent republication, the journal Child & Family Social Work highlighted an article with some useful lessons for mentoring programs looking to find ways of […]

It takes two: New research investigates reciprocity in the teacher-student mentoring relationship

It takes two: New research investigates reciprocity in the teacher-student mentoring relationship

Ferguson, S. (2017). Ask not what your mentor can do for you…: The role of reciprocal exchange in maintaining student-teacher mentorships. Sociological Forum, 1-23. DOI: 10.1111/socf.12406. Summarized by Justin Preston   Introduction In the present study, the author seeks to underscore a framework for relational processes that make social capital, or the goodwill available to […]

Mentoring gives a second chance to college students with mental health struggles
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Mentoring gives a second chance to college students with mental health struggles

Written by Megan Thielking, www.statnews.com Evan Jones was excited when he signed up for a contemporary art class at community college. Then the professor announced the course would focus heavily on class participation. “That was the first class that I dropped,” he said. Jones’s persistent, severe anxiety has shadowed him for years. He’s struggled to […]

Can a book replace face-to-face mentoring?
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Can a book replace face-to-face mentoring?

Written by Justin Preston In a recent post, Jesse Wisnewski stated the claim that, for those having trouble finding an in-person mentor, learning from the books teaching the lessons of history can be a useful supplement. To be clear, Wisnewski is not saying that reading a book is the same as having a face-to-face conversation […]

European Mentoring Summit 2018: Registration Now Open!
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European Mentoring Summit 2018: Registration Now Open!

March 14 to 17, 2018 at the Humboldt University of Berlin Register Here: www.mentoringsummit.eu Are you seeking to strengthen your network, learning more about the diversity and breadth of the mentoring scene, or looking to gain or pass on new insights from research and science? Then the 3rd European Mentoring Summit will be a great […]

New research: Acting as a mentor associated with civic engagement years later
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New research: Acting as a mentor associated with civic engagement years later

Goldner, L. & Golan, D. (2017). The long-term effects of youth mentoring on student mentors’ civic engagement attitudes and behavior. Journal of Community Psychology, 00, 1-13. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21886 Summarized by Justin Preston Introduction So often, research focuses on the implications of mentoring for the mentee. This is, of course, a vitally important piece of the […]

New Research Brief from OJJDP on impacts of risk on match outcomes
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New Research Brief from OJJDP on impacts of risk on match outcomes

Written by Justin Preston The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has recently released a Research in Brief piece on research conducted by a team of researchers at Mentoring Central, including Janis Kupersmidt, Katie Stump, Rebecca Stelter, as well as Jean Rhodes, (you can read the full brief here) around mentee risk status […]

Policy Corner: December Policy Updates with Janet Forbush

Policy Corner: December Policy Updates with Janet Forbush

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring December – 2017 Background: The frenzy of activity surrounding recent Senate passage of a bill on tax reform by a two vote margin of 51-49, crafted by Republicans, which took place at 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, sets the stage […]

Ollie Cantos, mentor-turned-father, discusses the legacy of mentoring

Ollie Cantos, mentor-turned-father, discusses the legacy of mentoring

by Ollie Cantos In August, I was privileged to be inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame by the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC). I was honored over the fact that mine was the first induction ceremony to be organized for an individual. Held at the U.S. Department of Education and including […]