Mentoring for families impacted by cancer

By Amanda Long

Cancer changes everything for patients and their families. Nick Arquette learned this at age 11 when his mother, Sally, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her diagnosis and treatment journey brought on many emotions for Nick, including anxiety, … Read the rest

LGBTQ+ people of color healing from hatred

How gaining critical consciousness heals us all.

By Della V. Mosley, Grace A. Chen, Jioni A. Lewis, Helen A. Neville, Bryana H. French, Hector Y. Adames, and Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas, The Psychology of Radical Healing Collective.

Amid the glitter … Read the rest

LGBTQ Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring

By Christian Rummell, National Mentoring Resource Center

With the recent release of The LGBTQ Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, mentoring professionals across the country are finally able to access a growing number of research- and … Read the rest

Creating tiered levels of support to sustainably reduce coordinator burn-out

By Chris Hultquist, National Mentoring Resource Center

Five years ago, I quickly became the ringleader of the controlled chaos at The Mentor Connector. At first, the small staff were overworked and struggling to keep up with the demand. Our mentor … Read the rest

Reflections on mentoring: Paying it forward

By Mike Matthews, Psychology Today

Forty-eight years ago this summer, I started my freshman year at Drury College (now, Drury University).  My high school academic performance was less than impressive, to say the least. Studying was not my highest priority. … Read the rest

NMRC: Support for Match Closure

National Mentoring Resource Center

The focus of this practice on supporting healthy endings to mentoring relationships is consistent with Rhodes’ model of youth mentoring, which suggests that both positive and negative relationship experiences can influence the emotional development of the … Read the rest

Responding to disclosures of sexual violence as a mentor

A resource from National Mentoring Resource Center

This guide from NMRC reviews the “SEEK” strategy that mentors can employ if their mentee discloses information to them about past sexual trauma they have experienced. SEEK stands for Safe space, Empowering attitude, … Read the rest

Creating universal tiered systems to prevent child maltreatment

By Deborah Daro, Society for Research on Child Development

Each year, an estimated one in seven children experience physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or emotional maltreatment at the hands of their parents or primary caretakers. While not all of … Read the rest

Senior volunteers ward off brain ‘shrinkage’

By Stephanie Desmon

The memory center in the brains of seniors who volunteered in public schools for two years maintained their size, rather than shrinking as part of the normal aging process, report researchers.

The findings suggest that retirees who … Read the rest

Child abuse prevention month: Resources and learning opportunities from NMRC

National Mentoring Resource Center

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for communities nationwide to encourage action to improve the safety and well-being of youth. National Child Abuse Prevention Month is an annual observance that focuses on … Read the rest