Williams, C. Mentoring and social skills training: Ensuring better outcomes for youth in foster care. Child Welfare, 90 (1), 59-74. Background: Approximately 500,000 youth in the United States are in the foster care system, of those youth, 50-75% experience either behavioral or social-emotional problems as well as being at risk for a myriad of other […]
Larson, R., & Angus, R. (2011). Adolescents’ development of skills for agency in youth programs: Learning to think strategically. Child Development, 82 (1), 277-294. Problem: An objective of many youth programs often focus on the development of agency skills, referring to “cognitive tools, including insights, precepts, knowledge, and action schemas that youth might employ to […]
Column Editor Renee Spencer’s Note: Recent scholarship is drawing attention to the link between mentoring and the long-standing and rich literature on social support. For example, Sterrett and colleagues (2011) argue that social support theory can offer a guiding framework for continued research on supportive non-parental adults and the role they play in promoting positive […]
Halpern, R. (2005). Instrumental relationships: A potential relational model for inner-city youth programs. Journal of Community Psychology, 33 (1), 11-20. Problem: Many inner city youth face heightened psychological and situational barriers affecting their ability to take advantage to specific opportunities that are afforded to them. Youth programs are faced with the challenge of how to […]
Philip, K., & Hendry, L. B. (2000). Making sense of mentoring or mentoring making sense? Reflections on the mentoring process by adult mentors with young people†. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 10(3), 211-223. Background Mentoring is a way to help ease transitions to adulthood by providing developmental support. However, the processes of mentoring relationships, particularly […]
Grossman, J.B., Chan, C.S., Schwartz, S.E.O. & Rhodes, J.E. (2012). The test of time in school-based mentoring: The role of relationship duration and re-matching on academic outcomes. American Journal of Community Psycholog, 49, 43-53 summarized by Stella Kanchewa, M.A., UMass Boston clinical psychology doctoral student Problem: Youth mentoring programs face the challenge of creating matches that […]
Cavell, T. A., & Henrie, J. L. (2010). Deconstructing serendipity: Focus, purpose, and authorship in lunch buddy mentoring. New Directions for Youth Development, 2010(126), 107-121. Background Aggressive children are at risk for problems such as delinquency, school failure, and substance abuse. In this study Cavell and Henrie (2010) evaluated a school-based prevention program for highly aggressive school-age children. […]
. Syed, M., Goza, B.K., Chemers, M.M. & Zurbriggen, E.L. (2012). Individual differences in preferences for matched-ethnic mentors among high-achieving ethnically diverse adolescents in STEM. Child Development, 83 (3), 896-910. (reviewed by Stella Kanchewa) Problem: Significant ethnic disparities exist in adolescents and young adults’ participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, including undergraduate and graduate academic […]
Although we typically focus on research in fields outside of but related to youth mentoring, this article brings principles from a related field – child-centered play therapy – and applied them to school-based mentoring. Frels, R.K. & Onwuegbuzie, A.J. (2012). Principles of play: A dialogical comparison of two case studies in school-based mentoring. International Journal […]
Topics of Interest
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring PartnershipNovember 12, 2014 -
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
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