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How high school mentoring affects academic achievement, post-secondary planning, and perceptions of school among Black male students

Ross, B. R.(2022). “We Make a Life by What We Give”: The Impact of a High School Mentoring Program on the Perceptions and Academic Achievement of Black Males. (Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Carolina). Scholar Commons. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  There is a shortage of support from interventions (e.g., mentoring) that foster post-secondary planning […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A Conversation with Dr. Alex Werntz about “that magic key ingredient” of mentoring and paraprofessional service delivery

Interviewed by Jean Rhodes Alexandra Werntz  is a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Jean Rhodes at the Center for Evidence-based Mentoring and with Dr. Bethany Teachman at the University of Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia in 2020, specializing in supportive accountability for technology-delivered interventions. Her dissertation focused on […]

Can informal mentor support moderate the relationship between adolescent dating violence victimization and substance use?

Vengurlekar, I. N., Steggerda, J. C., Brown, M., Kiefer, J. L., & Cavell, T. A. (2022). Informal mentoring support as a potential moderator of the relation between adolescent dating violence victimization and substance use. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22968 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Adolescent dating violence (ADV) victimization is associated with substance use and […]

New exploratory study evaluates a youth mentoring program partnership

Silke, C., & Brady, B. (2022). Youth mentoring as a supportive resource for young people involved with CAMHS: An exploratory study. Galway: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, University of Galway. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence indicates that adolescent well-being and mental health have notably languished over the last two decades. Youth mentoring is […]

Which characteristics predict the type of informal mentoring youth receive?

Gowdy, G., Fruiht, V., Tadese, H., & Rivera, M. (2022). One of these things is not like the other: Predictors of core and capital mentoring in adolescence. American Journal of Community Psychology, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12627 Summarized by Megyn Jasman Notes of Interest:  Which characteristics predict the type of informal mentoring youth receive? Compared to formal mentoring relationships, […]

What’s the current state of formal and informal mentoring for sexual and gender minority youth?

Edwards, K. M., Scheer, J. R., & Mauer, V. A. (2022). Informal and formal mentoring of sexual and gender minority youth: A systematic review. School Social Work Journal, 47(1), 37–71. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Mentorships are known for promoting positive youth and have the potential to alleviate minority stressors. There’s a lack […]

New review explores how adults are influenced by the experience of mentoring youth

Anderson, A. J., & DuBois, D. L. (2022). Are adults influenced by the experience of mentoring youth? A scoping review. Journal of Community Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22954 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Youth mentorships are known for promoting a variety of positive youth-related outcomes. While many systemic reviews and meta-analyses assess the impact mentoring relationships have […]

Can mentorship duration predict youth well-being? A new study has answers!

Damm, A. P., von Essen, E., Jensen, A. J., Kerrn-Jespersen, F., & van Mastrigt, S. (2022). Duration of mentoring relationship predicts child well-being: Evidence from a Danish community-based mentoring program. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19052906 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence indicates that long-lasting mentoring relationships correlate with perceived program support […]

A novel peer-to-peer coaching paraprofessional training program to support digital mental health

Rosenberg, B. M., Kodish, T., Cohen, Z. D., Gong-Guy, E., & Craske, M. G. (2022). A novel peer-to-peer coaching program to support digital mental health: Design and implementation. JMIR Mental Health, 9(1), e32430. Summarized by Saniya Soni Notes of Interest: Paraprofessional support models are a significant pathway to bridge the gap in mental health care […]

The Boys & Girls Club: What effect does an enhanced mentoring model have on youth outcomes?

McGarrie, L., Napierala, E., Oliver, C., Heberlein, E., Taylor, B. J., & Snyder, A. (2022). An enhanced mentoring model’s impact on youth in Boys and Girls Clubs. Journal of Youth Development, 17(3), 105–117. https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2022.1220 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) […]