Mentoring Research

The practice of rematching in youth mentoring: A study of planned rematches in school-based mentoring for children identified as aggressive

Mutignani, L. M., Steggerda, J. C., Scafe, M. J., Vengurlekar, I. N., & Cavell, T. A. (2024). The practice of rematching in youth mentoring: A study of planned rematches in school-based mentoring for children identified as aggressive. Children and Youth Services Review, 128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2024.106628 Overview Premature match endings are common, occurring in 22-50% of matches. […]

Effectiveness of a school-based group mentoring program promoting students’ engagement, self-regulation, and goal setting

Martins, J., Rosário, P., Cunha, J., Núñez, J. C., Vallejo, G., & Moreira, T. (2024). How to help students in their transition to middle school? Effectiveness of a school-based group mentoring program promoting students’ engagement, self-regulation, and goal setting. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 76, 102230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2023.102230 Overview The transition from elementary to middle school represents a […]

Student Minds: How a 4-Week Mindfulness-Based Intervention Helped College Students

Coxon, A., Horne, R., Munthe-Kaas, H., Tunariu, A., Hoffmann, T., & Kemppinen, A. (2021). An evaluation of an online brief mindfulness-based intervention in university students. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 752060. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.752060 Overview Mental health issues among university students are growing  worldwide (Coxon et al., 2021). Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have shown promise in improving mental health […]

OJJDP FY24 Mentoring Programs for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Solicitation Webinar

OJJDP FY24 Mentoring Programs for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Solicitation Webinar May 8, 2024 Review the YouTube Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy See reuse policy Series OJJDP FY 2024 Webinars Held on May 6, 2024, this webinar assisted eligible applicants interested in applying for the OJJDP FY 2024 Mentoring Programs […]

These everyday practices could boost mentees’ mental health

Kazdin, A. (2023). Interventions in Everyday Life to Improve Mental Health and Reduce Symptoms of Psychiatric Disorders. American Psychologist, Vol. 79, No. 2, 185–209. ISSN: 0003-066X https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0001158 by Jean Rhodes In a recent study, Yale psychology professor Alan Kazdin (2023) highlighted the global mental health crisis and the fact that most people do not receive […]

New Study Explores Effects of Ethnic-Racial (Mis)Match on Relationship Strength

Koide et al. (2024). Ethnic-Racial (Mis)Match between Mentors and Mentees on Perceived Strength of Relationship, Education Sciences DO – 10.3390/educsci14040398 Background The quality of the mentoring relationship is considered a crucial determinant of these positive outcomes, with high-quality relationships linked to longer match durations and better youth outcomes. One factor hypothesized to influence the development […]

What are Therapists’ Attitudes Towards the Use of AI in Therapy?: Implications for Mentoring

                Prescott, J., & Hanley, T. (2023). Therapists’ attitudes towards the use of AI in therapeutic practice: considering the therapeutic alliance. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 27(2), 177-185. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-02-2023-0020 The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in mental health and other services has been a topic of growing interest […]

A new study shows that connectedness is a protective factor against declining mental health

Villodas, M. L., Gibbs, D., Blank Wilson, A., & Munson, M. R. (2023). The relationship between connectedness and mental health symptoms among Black youth involved in the juvenile justice system: a random-intercept cross-lagged panel model. Social Work in Mental Health, 21(5), 455–474. https://doi.org/10.1080/15332985.2023.2178269 Reprinted from George Mason University. By Mary Cunningham “A new study from Assistant […]

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New study shows how social capital can promote college achievement

Oyefuga, E., & Shakeshaft, C. (2023). Social capital and the higher education academic achievement: Using cross-classified multilevel models to understanding the impact of society on educational outcomes. Youth & Society, 55(1), 163–183. https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X211042912 Summarized by Megyn Jasman and Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Social capital refers to an individual’s network of relationships and how they, in turn, […]

What enhancements increase adherence in self-guided, web-based interventions? New study provides insights

Moskowitz, J. T., Addington, E. L., Shiu, E., Bassett, S. M., Schuette, S., Kwok, I., Freedman, M.E., Leykin, Y., Saslow, L. R., Cohn, M. A., & Cheung, E. O. (2023). Facilitator Contact, Discussion Boards, and Virtual Badges as Adherence Enhancements to a Web-Based, Self-guided, Positive Psychological Intervention for Depression: Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical […]