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Ending mentoring relationships: Important lessons from child psychotherapy

Ending mentoring relationships: Important lessons from child psychotherapy

by Jean Rhodes Research on early terminations in therapy, including the specific behaviors and attitudes that increase their likelihood, is relevant to mentoring relationships. Nearly half of all therapeutic ties terminate prematurely, owing to a variety of factors. Sometimes parents or spouses sabotage the process; sometimes clients reenact earlier, dysfunctional behaviors; and sometimes clients are dissatisfied […]

An interview with Professors Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane

An interview with Professors Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane

Editor’s note: If you are interested in how poverty affects young people and their educational opportunities, I’d like recommend  Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Outcomes, edited by Greg Duncan (U.C.-Irvine) and Richard Murnane (Harvard University). This volume explores how rising inequality is compromising the capacity of public schools to provide our nation’s youth with opportunities for […]

Policy Corner: February updates with Janet Forbush
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Policy Corner: February updates with Janet Forbush

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring February 2018 Background: February 2018 will remain in our collective consciousness as another month marked with tragedy and carnage that played out at Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida resulting in seventeen deaths and countless life-altering injuries. The increasingly common instances […]

New research identifies benefits, and cautions, of mentoring organizational youth engagement
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New research identifies benefits, and cautions, of mentoring organizational youth engagement

Ramey, H. L., Rose-Krasnor, L., & Lawford, H. L. (2017). Youth-adult partnerships and youth identity style. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 442-453. doi: 10.1007/s10964-016-0474-6 Summarized by Justin Preston Introduction Youth-adult partnerships, or collaborations between youth and adults sharing work in order to promote social justice, strengthen organizations, and tackle issues facing their communities, can […]

New research has implications for mentoring and fitness-related social media
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New research has implications for mentoring and fitness-related social media

Posted by Alexis Blue, futurity.org The more exercise-related posts we see on social media, the more concern we feel about our own weight, which may lead to unhealthy body image, according to new research. “When people received more posts about exercise, it made them more concerned about their weight—more self-conscious—and that’s not a good thing,” […]

Are current mentoring models bad for kids’ health?
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Are current mentoring models bad for kids’ health?

BERNADETTE SÁNCHEZ, PHD, NMRC RESEARCH BOARD MEMBER & PROFESSOR AT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY Editor’s Note: This blog article was originally posted on the National Mentoring Resource Center website. NMRC Research Board members were asked to share their key insights from last year’s National Mentoring Summit based on a workshop they lead, an innovation they learned about, […]

Do your mentors benefit from being a mentor?
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Do your mentors benefit from being a mentor?

Written by Justin Preston In a Forbes article written late last year, Brett Steenbarger discusses what he calls the “psychology of giving”. In it, he argues that, when we experience ourselves as givers, we receive a deep and enduring affirmation of our value to others. That’s nice, as far as it goes, but is that […]

Tipping points and a path to more effective mentoring
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Tipping points and a path to more effective mentoring

By Jean Rhodes In a recent JAMA psychiatry paper, Boston University researchers described a very effective strategy for helping depressed, overwhelmed low-income young women engage in active problem solving. In just six 45 minute one-on-one sessions, the women learned how to discuss the daily “sticky points” in their lives and then, as the lead author […]

School district integrates aspects of adult-youth and peer mentoring to foster connectedness – and improve graduation rates
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School district integrates aspects of adult-youth and peer mentoring to foster connectedness – and improve graduation rates

Written by Holly Korbey, edutopia When the bell rang for early dismissal on a recent afternoon at Cold Springs Middle School in Nevada, students sprinted toward the buses while teachers filed into the library, where posters filled with the names of every child in the 980-student school covered the walls. Taking seats where they could, […]

Seven steps to helping your male mentee express his emotions
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Seven steps to helping your male mentee express his emotions

Written by Justin Preston Can boys share their feelings with one another? Is it okay for them to say that they love each other? There are a wide range of expectations that boys pick up around how they should act, and how they should act with others. Often, these expectations include not expressing emotion, unless […]