Mentoring Research

Fostering Change: Promoting Cultural Humility for Youth Mentors

Reference: Anderson, A. J., Jones, K. V., DuBois, D. L., Çifci, F., & Teger, Z. (2023). Cultural humility development in adults serving as mentors for youth: A qualitative evidence synthesis. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12730 Summarized by Ariel Ervin About the Study: Research on social justice in mentoring and relational mentoring posits that mentors […]

Unlocking Potential: Navigating Youth Mentoring through Participatory Research on Social Capital

Reference: Radlick, R. L., & Przedpelska, S. (2024). Participatory research approaches to studying social capital in youth mentoring: Not the panacea we hoped for. Children and Youth Services Review, 156, 107205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2023.107205 Summarized by Ariel Ervin About the Study: Norway has become a destination for refugees in recent decades. However, while many newcomers are resilient, […]

Coaching in the Modern Era: Examining the Training of Coaches Providing Digital Guided Self Help for Mental Health Concerns.

Reference: Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Rojas, E., Topooco, N., Rackoff, G. N., Zainal, N. H., Eisenberg, D., … & Newman, M. G. (2023). Training, supervision, and experience of coaches offering digital guided self-help for mental health concerns. Frontiers in Psychology, 14. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: Recent research has shown that approximately half […]

Indigenous Youth Mentoring Program: Unveiling Key Traits of Community-University Partnerships in Canada

Reference: Lopresti, S., Willows, N. D., Storey, K. E., McHugh, T.-L. F., & Team, I. N. (2022). Indigenous youth mentorship program: Essential characteristics of a Canadian multi-site community-university partnership with Indigenous communities. Health Promotion International, 37(1). Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study: Engaging Indigenous communities in research within settler-populated nations like the United States, […]

The Crucial Role of Family and Social Networks in Cross-Racial Mentoring with Black Youth

Reference: Jones, K., Parra-Cardona, R., Sánchez, B., Vohra-Gupta, S., & Franklin, C. (2023). Forming an alliance: mentor’s perspectives on the role of family and social networks in cross-racial mentoring relationships with Black youth. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: As community-based mentoring (CBM) programs […]

The Ripple Effect of Youth Mentoring on Family Well-Being

Reference: Erdem, G., DuBois, D. L., Larose, S., De Wit, D. J., & Lipman, E. L. (2023). Associations of Youth Mentoring with Parent Emotional Well-Being and Family Functioning: Longitudinal Findings from a Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Children and Youth Services Review, 107384. Summarized by: Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: While […]

Roots of Success: Nurturing Belonging and Persistence in Latinx Undergraduates Through Mentorship

Reference: Delgado-Guerrero, M., & Gloria, A. M. (2023). Cultivating Latinx undergraduates’ belonging and persistence through relationally-based, culturally-centered, and interpersonally-specific mentorship. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 15210251231201578. Summarized by: Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: When looking for ways to help Latinx undergraduates successfully navigate the system and increase achievement, recent research […]

Navigating Sociopolitical Stress in Informal Mentorships: Insights for Educators and Youth Workers

Reference: Davis, A.L., Yazdani, N., Kornbluh, M., & McQuillin, S.D. (2023). Exploring the impact of natural mentors on sociopolitical stress: Implications for educators and youth workers. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice.  Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study: College students faced unprecedented challenges during the fall of 2020 due to the rapid spread of […]

Charting the Path to Youth Mental Health: Unveiling the Impact of Peer Support Interventions

Reference: Murphy, R., Huggard, L., Fitzgerald, A., Hennessy, E., & Booth, A. (2023). A systematic scoping review of peer support interventions in integrated primary youth mental health care. Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: In today’s world, young people often struggle to access appropriate mental health support. In response […]

Building Bridges to Success: Unveiling the Impact of a Summer Program on GPA and Student Retention

Reference:  Harris, R. L., & Vick, B. (2023). Effects of a summer bridge program on student grade point average and retention. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/15210251231214183 Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study:  In response to escalating financial demands, dwindling enrollment, and stagnant completion rates, higher education institutions have intensified […]