New Mentoring Research

A survey of the latest peer-reviewed research on youth mentoring.

New study on Friends of the Children program

Salazar, A.,Haggerty, P., Walsh, S., Noell, B & Kelley-Siel, E. (2019). Adapting the Friends of the Children programme for child welfare system‐involved families, Child & Family Social Work. doi:10.1111/cfs.12622

Summarized by Rachel Thompson

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New study explores the networks of natural mentoring support among underrepresented college students

Raposa, E. B. & Hurd, N. M. (2018). Understanding networks of natural  mentoring support among underrepresented college students. Applied Developmental Science.

Naturally-occurring mentoring relationships with caring, nonparental adults can provide critical support to underrepresented students during the transition to … Read the rest

Research identifies key program features to support success for youth with disabilities

quotes-729173_1280Lindsay, S., Hartman, L. R., & Fellin, M. (2016). A systematic review of mentorship programs to facilitate transition to post-secondary education and employment for youth and young adults with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation, 38(14), 1329-1340.
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New study pinpoints the “sweet-spot” wherein youth outcomes are maximized

Lyons, M. D., McQullin, S. D., & Henderson, L. J. (2018). Finding the Sweet Spot: Investigating the Effects of Relationship Closeness and Instrumental Activities in School-based Mentoring. American Journal of Community Psychology, 1–11

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School-based mentoring programs

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New study on program staff’s perspectives on mentoring relationship quality

Dutton, H., Deane, K. L., & Bullen, P. (2018). Distal and experiential perspectives of relationship quality from mentors, mentees, and program staff in a school-based youth mentoring program. Children and Youth Services Review85, 53-62. doi:10.1016 /j.childyouth.2017.12.008

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New review article highlights importance of role models in countering stereotypes

Frontiers in Psychology 07 December 2018 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02264

  • Department of Psychology, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Counterstereotypical role models shape observers’ occupational aspirations and academic choices in childhood, adolescence,

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Study highlights mentoring in the context of Latino youth’s broader village during their transition from high school

Sánchez, Esparza, Berardi & Pryce (2011). Mentoring in the context of Latino youth’s broader village during their transition from high school. Youth and Society, 43(1), 225-252. (Summarized by UMB graduate student Stella Kanchewa)

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The science of giving: Brain imaging study may help programs in fundraising efforts

Posted by Rod Pyle-Caltech on August 3, 2015

 

Are human beings intrinsically selfish? Or are we only selfish when we take time to realize we can get away with it?

And what about willpower? How does it play a Read the rest

New study on the effectiveness of the Great Life Mentoring (GLM) program

DuBois, D. L., Herrera, C., & Higley, E. (2018). Investigation of the reach and effectiveness of a mentoring program for youth receiving outpatient mental health services. Children and Youth Services Review. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.05.0

Summarized by Rachel Thompson

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Fostering Healthy Futures: A model intervention program for youth in foster-care

Fostering Healthy Futures: A model intervention program for youth in foster-care - The Chronicles of Evidence-Based MentoringTaussig, H., Culhane, S., Garrido, E., & Knudtson, M. (2012). RCT of a mentoring and skills group program: Placement and permanency outcomes for foster youth. Pediatrics, 130 (1), e33-e39.

Introduction:

In 2009, over 400,000 children in the United States were … Read the rest