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Mentors can help their mentees get the most out of the movies they watch

Mentors can help their mentees get the most out of the movies they watch

Posted by Katie Bohn, futurity.org Children can benefit from both the positive and negative themes of a movie by watching and discussing the film with a parent or other adult, research shows. Researchers analyzed popular children’s movies and ranked their most common positive and negative themes. While the most common positive theme was the importance […]

New research outlines 9 steps in using mentoring to boost physical activity in youth

New research outlines 9 steps in using mentoring to boost physical activity in youth

Smith, L. & Petosa, R. (2016). A structured peer-mentoring method for physical activity behavior change among adolescents. The Journal of the School of Nursing, 32(5), 315-323. Summarized by Justin Preston As the winter months roll in, a time typically reserved for hibernating and reduced physical activity more generally, new research has outlined an approach for […]

New webinar from MENTOR: Mentoring Youth in Foster Care

New webinar from MENTOR: Mentoring Youth in Foster Care

Mentoring Youth in Foster Care: Considerations and Strategies (Thu, Dec 21, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EST) Click here to register! Approximately 400,000 young people in the United States are in foster care on any given day[i], many of whom have experienced trauma and adversity beyond their peers. These young people face unique challenges, […]

Three ways mentoring can help disrupt the growing racial wealth divide

Three ways mentoring can help disrupt the growing racial wealth divide

Written by Justin Preston In a pair of new studies conducted at Yale University and the Institute for Policy Studies, researchers identified a troubling trend in the United States: The racial wealth divide is worse than we realize, and we are only growing further apart. How bad is it? According to a study conducted by […]

Policy Corner: November policy updates with Janet Forbush
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Policy Corner: November policy updates with Janet Forbush

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring November 2017 Policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels have been engaged on numerous fronts in recent weeks on issues of considerable importance to children and youth.  Front and center most recently has been passage of a tax reform bill […]

New review of E-mentoring research from NMRC
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New review of E-mentoring research from NMRC

Written by Justin Preston Just last month, the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) released a review of the latest research on electronic mentoring, or e-mentoring. The report, written by Michelle Kaufman of Johns Hopkins University, is organized around four distinct questions related to e-mentoring: What is the documented effectiveness of this approach to mentoring? What […]

Reliance on “gut instinct” can be a potential pitfall for mentors, new research shows
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Reliance on “gut instinct” can be a potential pitfall for mentors, new research shows

Posted by Jeff Sossamon, futurity.org Going with your intuition could make you judge others’ moral transgressions more harshly and keep you from changing your mind, even after considering all the facts, a new study suggests. The findings show that people who strongly rely on intuition automatically condemn actions they perceive to be morally wrong, even […]

New research identifies links between mentee strain and mentors’ response strategies
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New research identifies links between mentee strain and mentors’ response strategies

Wesely, J., Dzoba, N., Miller, H. & Rasche, C. (2016). Mentoring at-risk youth: An examination of strain and mentor response strategies. American Journal of Criminal Justice. DOI:10.1007/s12103-016-9353-7 Summarized by Justin Preston   Introduction Mentoring, in its various forms, has long been touted as a way of offering support and guidance to at-risk youth. While the […]

The story of the Navy’s first African American aviator is a story of mentoring, too
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The story of the Navy’s first African American aviator is a story of mentoring, too

Written by Justin Preston With the passing of Medal of Honor recipient Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., CNN has posted a wonderful story (Note: some language used in the article may be offensive to readers) on Hudner’s relationship with the Navy’s first African American aviator, Jesse Leroy Brown. Below is the opening excerpt from the story: […]

Forum on Critical Relationships in Mentoring
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Forum on Critical Relationships in Mentoring

Forum on Critical Relationships Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 9:30am to 4:30pm Save the date for MMP’s day long forum on November 16th convening youth serving practitioners from across the Commonwealth to explore the exciting new work of scholar and practitioner Torie Weiston-Serdan, author of Critical Mentoring: A Practical Guide. Critical mentoring challenges our traditional thinking […]