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New research investigates long-term impacts of natural mentors
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New research investigates long-term impacts of natural mentors

Miranda-Chan, T., Fruiht, V., Dubon, V., & Wray-Lake, L. (2016). The functions and longitudinal outcomes of adolescents’ naturally occurring mentorships. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57, 47-59. Summarized by Sam Burton     Introduction Research has demonstrated that having strong relationships with non-parental adults relates to positive outcomes for adolescents, such as performing better in […]

New research studies reasons for early termination of mentoring relationships

New research studies reasons for early termination of mentoring relationships

Spencer, R., Basualdo-Delmonico, A., Walsh, J., & Drew, A. (2014). Breaking up is hard to do: A qualitative interview study of how and why youth mentoring relationships end. Youth & Society, 1-23. Summarized by Sam Burton     Introduction Mentoring programs aim to create lasting and meaningful relationships between mentors and youth. However, a significant […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Maurice Crul on mentoring and immigrant youth
By November 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Maurice Crul on mentoring and immigrant youth

Editor’s Note: I had the pleasure of meeting Professor Maurice Crul at the launch of the European Centre for Evidence-Based Mentoring earlier this year. He is a rock star in the field of immigration and has been leading efforts to explore how mentoring affects immigrant youth. Dr. Crul has published extensively on the educational careers of children […]

Mentors can be helpful during college transition period for young adults, research shows
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Mentors can be helpful during college transition period for young adults, research shows

Hurd, N. M.,  Tan, J., Loeb, E. L. (2016). Natural mentoring relationships and the adjustment to college among underrepresented students. American Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized by Matthew Hagler     Introduction Compared to their more privileged counterparts, college students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, those from unrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, and first-generation college […]

Formal mentoring program helps boost executive function skills in youth

Formal mentoring program helps boost executive function skills in youth

Morgan, C., Sibthorp, J., & Tsethlikai, M. (2016). Fostering self-regulation skills in youth: examining the effects of a mentoring curriculum in a summer recreation program. Leisure sciences, 38(2), 161-178. Summarized by Matthew Hagler Introduction Self-regulation refers to the ability to control one’s own internal experiences of thoughts and emotions as well as external expression of […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Dr. Liz Raposa

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Dr. Liz Raposa

Written by Jelle de Graaf and Vera van den Berg   Dr. Elizabeth Raposa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the College of William and Mary. Dr. Elizabeth Raposa has her own lab ‘Raposa lab’. Her ongoing research is related to stress and socio-emotional development. To visit her website. Click here. […]

What are the keys to successful mentoring? New study has some answers
By November 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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 […]

How The Barber, And Other Caring Adults, Help Kids Succeed
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How The Barber, And Other Caring Adults, Help Kids Succeed

Anya Kamenetz, nprED In a working-class city in southeast Michigan there’s a barbershop where kids get a $2 discount for reading a book aloud to their barber. “Any help these kids can get with reading and … comprehension is a big thing,” said Ryan Griffin, the veteran barber who instituted the program. “You know, maybe someday […]

The critical ingredient of youth programs –natural mentors
By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

The critical ingredient of youth programs –natural mentors

Schwartz, S. E. O., Chan, C. S., Rhodes, J. E. & Scales, P. C. (2013). Community developmental assets and positive youth development: The role of natural mentors. Research in Human Development, 10(2), 141-162. Summarized by Jessica Cunningham, B.A. Lab Manager, Center of Evidence-Based Mentoring Introduction: Ironically enough, many people who would fit the definition of […]

Latino children who suffer from undiagnosed mental health problems benefit from mentoring programs
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Latino children who suffer from undiagnosed mental health problems benefit from mentoring programs

Montanez, E., Berger-Jenkins, E., Rodriguez, J., McCord, M., & Meyer, D. (2015). Turn 2 Us: Outcomes of an urban elementary school-based mental health promotion and prevention program serving ethnic minority youths. Children & Schools,  37(2), 100-107. doi: http://dx.doi.org/cs/cdv004 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham, B.A., Lab Manager, Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring Introduction: Many of us know a child who […]