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Now more than ever: Best practice for working with immigrant youth
By September 7, 2017 1 Comments Read More →

Now more than ever: Best practice for working with immigrant youth

by Jean Rhodes Editor’s note: Mentors who are working with the many immigrant children in our country are, no doubt, concerned about Trump’s decision to end DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and, more generally, the anti-immigration rhetoric and hate incidents/speech of recent months. Since 2012, DACA has allowed certain immigrants who entered the country […]

Policy Corner: April Updates from Janet Forbush

Policy Corner: April Updates from Janet Forbush

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring April 2017 This issue of The Chronicle is being published in the last week in April when federal lawmakers are returning from a spring break peppered with numerous district level town hall meetings flavored with lively discourse with constituents. Many of […]

Good news!: The “Elements” lead to effective practice
By February 22, 2017 4 Comments Read More →

Good news!: The “Elements” lead to effective practice

by Jean Rhodes If you haven’t been using MENTOR’s Elements of Effective Practice (EEPM) you’re missing a golden opportunity to improve relationship length and strength. Of course, many mentoring practitioners know the EEPM well—in fact some have even witnessed its evolution from a somewhat unwieldy grab bag of ideas to a more tightly stipulated set of safety […]

New research shows benefits of small treats in goal attainment

New research shows benefits of small treats in goal attainment

Posted by Andrew Trounson, Futurity.org A new study links simple pleasures with making better progress toward personal goals. Enough simple pleasures can even counter the negative effects of a bad day.   The results have implications for workplace productivity and stress management, says lead author Nicole Mead, associate professor at the University of Melbourne. There […]

https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_29bDSiJo8Rt1rIV This is a redux of a quiz I put together and shared a few years ago, updated to focus on recent research. After a few weeks, I’ll share summary information on responses, just for our collective informal benefit.   Answer Key: Q1 F – The FOTC evaluation, to date, has found evidence of effects […]

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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 […]

New Research Identifies Relationship Quality as Key to Successful School-Based Mentoring

New Research Identifies Relationship Quality as Key to Successful School-Based Mentoring

Bayer, A., Grossman, J., & DuBois, D. L. (2015). Using volunteer mentors to improve the academic outcomes of underserved students: The role of relationships. Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized by Jessica Cunningham, B.A., Research Associate, Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring Background: Many schools facing financial hardship are turning to low-cost ways of identifying and supporting students […]

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 […]

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. […]

From therapy to mentoring: Study provides useful recommendations for reducing premature terminations
By September 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

From therapy to mentoring: Study provides useful recommendations for reducing premature terminations

Swift, Joshua K.; Greenberg, Roger P.; Whipple, Jason L.; Kominiak, Nina (2012). Practice recommendations for reducing premature termination in therapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 43(4),  379-387. Abstract (from article) “Premature termination from therapy is a significant problem frequently encountered by practicing clinicians of all types. In fact, a recent meta-analytic review (J. K. Swift & […]