Content for Mentors

All content relevant for adult mentors who are looking to better serve their mentees.

How White mentors address social justice topics in cross-racial, community-based mentorships

Jones, K., Parra-Cardona, R., Sánchez, B., Vohra-Gupta, S., & Franklin, C. (2022). All things considered: Examining mentoring relationships between White mentors and Black youth in community-based youth mentoring programs. Child & Youth Care Forum.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-022-09720-x Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Community-based youth mentorships are prominent interventions for Black youth and other underrepresented youth. However, […]

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 […]

Study shows that mentoring programs can help reduce juvenile offending and antisocial behavior.

Farrington, D. P., Gaffney, H., & White, H. (2022). Effectiveness of 12 types of interventions in reducing juvenile offending and antisocial behaviour. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.3138/cjccj.2022-0022 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  This paper reviews findings from systemic reviews to assess the efficiency of twelve intervention types in lowering anti-social and juvenile […]

How can turning points facilitate change among care-experienced youth?

Roberts, L., Scourfield, J., & Taussig, H. (2022). Insights into turning points from the perspective of young people with out-of-home care experience: Events, impact and facilitators of change. Developmental Child Welfare, 4(4), 237–252.  https://doi.org/10.1177/25161032221118910 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence suggests that out-of-home-care (aka care-experienced) youth have an increased risk of mental health issues, substance/alcohol […]

What were youth development staff members’ experiences during COVID-19?

Woodberry-Shaw, D., Akiva, T., & Lewis, S. S. (2022). Youth development staff experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed methods study. Child & Youth Care Forum.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-022-09711-y Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Youth development staff play a key role in providing support for young people. This study examined the experiences of youth development […]

Lessons learned from a cultural humility training program for adult mentors.

Anderson, A. J., Riordan, A., Smith, L., Hillard, B., & Sánchez, B. (2022). Cultural humility training for mentors: Lessons learned and implications for youth programs. Journal of Youth Development, 17(3), 21–38. https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2022.1186 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Research-to-practice partnerships (RPP) are a way for researchers and mentoring practitioners to approach problems within the youth […]

Can giving advice to others be more motivating than receiving advice? Recent study suggests yes.

Eskreis-Winkler, L., Fishbach, A., & Duckworth, A. L. (2018). Dear Abby: Should I give advice or receive it? Psychological Science, 29(11), 1797-1806. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797618795472 Summarized by Megyn Jasman Notes of Interest:  Although receiving advice may be beneficial in some scenarios, it does not always produce the desired outcome, and sometimes may actually be damaging. This study […]

Using mentorships to promote agency and a sense of belonging among asylum seekers

Amitay, G. (2022). From helpless rage to loving resistance: Resistance to othering and practices of agency in mentoring children of asylum seekers in Israel. Child & Youth Care Forum, 51(4), 705–727. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-021-09649-7 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  More than 30,000 African refugees and asylum seekers (AS) live in Israel. AS in Israel endure restrictive […]

Fives Strategies to Help Children Grow in the Wake of a Crisis

By Anya Kamenetz (excerpted from New York Times) During the pandemic, young people — especially, but not only, the most vulnerable — have experienced massive disruption. More than 200,000 American children, and counting, lost at least one parent to Covid. Young people in foster care, as well as those in juvenile detention centers, sometimes went an […]