Entries by Justin Preston

Rejection sensitivity in youth — with implications for mentoring

Marston, E. G., Hare, A., & Allen, J. P. (2010). Rejection sensitivity in late adolescence: Social and emotional sequelae. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 20(4), 959-982. summarized by Max Wu. Background Adolescence is a developmental period during young people may be sensitive to feeling rejected by their peers and others, particularly since they are often developing close […]

Professor Bernadette Sanchez

Bernadette Sanchez, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor and Director of the doctoral program in Community Psychology at DePaul University, has joined the editorial board of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring. As highlighted in a recent Chronicle post, Bernadette brings a wealth of experience and insight to this post. Dr. Sanchez has paid particular attention to the mentoring in the […]

Meet Kate Bronner, Foster Forward Program Coordinator

A note from Connected Learning Editor, Dr. Sarah Schwartz: Mike Garringer recently wrote a thoughtful column about whether we should be devoting more time and resources to natural mentoring or focusing primarily on formal mentoring relationships. I wanted to highlight a program working with youth in the foster care system that is doing both, including […]

School-based mentoring: You can’t give what you ain’t got

post by Michael Karcher Recently I was talking with some mentors and program coordinators in Rochester, NY. We talked about school-based mentors who volunteer to enter the schools to work with youth. That lead to a discussion of natural mentors–remember them? that’s the way we mentored youth for the last 2000 years (but I digress). […]

Meet Dr. Heather Taussig, International Expert on Mentoring Youth in Foster Care

Editor’s Note: We are honored to feature Dr. Heather Taussig. Dr. Taussig is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Kempe Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Taussig was named Outstanding Young Professional for her work on child abuse […]

What it takes: All of us

This article is reprinted from NBC News Education Nation blog, “The Learning Curve”, by Jean Rhodes. This has been a groundbreaking year for the field of youth mentoring. With little fanfare, two large-scale, rigorous evaluations have been released, both of which suggest mentoring relationships have meaningful impact on young people.   First, the Centre for Addiction and […]

Youth-initiated mentoring in the news

from Digital Journal UMass Boston Research Highlights Value of Youth-Initiated Mentoring PRWEB.COM Newswire Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Jean Rhodes, director of the UMass Boston/MENTOR Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, and her colleagues have demonstrated the value of Youth-Initiated Mentoring (YIM) in three new peer-reviewed studies. In the YIM model, young people select their own mentors from […]

Mentors’ Corner: How does mentoring “work,” and under what conditions does it work best?

Editors Note: In this column Gail Manza and Susan Patrick draw from their new book Mentor’s Field Guide, which is framed as a series of 67 answers to the most common questions that arise in youth mentoring.  Question 6. How does mentoring “work,” and under what conditions does it work best? Based on the seminal research of […]

The Mentor’s Field Guide: An essential reference for quality mentoring

Book review by Jean Rhodes In their book, The Mentor’s Field Guide (MN: Search Institute), former MENTOR CEO Gail Manza and Founder of the Ct. Mentoring Partnership Susan Patrick have teamed up to produce an extremely useful resource for the field of youth mentoring. The book provides research-based, practically applicable information that is designed to develop […]