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All content relevant for academics, students, and research-minded individuals who are interested in youth mentoring research.

The test of time in school-based mentoring: Role of duration and re-matching on academic outcomes

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 […]

Research Corner: Ethical Principles for Youth Mentoring

By Jean Rhodes, Renee Spencer, & Belle Liang The research panel at the National Mentoring Summit in Washington DC was enriched by the 30 minute Q & A session with the more than 100 practitioners in the audience. Several of the questions touched on core ethical issues that sometimes arise in youth mentoring. Ethics have […]

Lunch buddy mentoring program: A successful approach to working with aggressive children

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. […]

Rising Star: A Conversation with Professor Noelle Hurd - The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

★ Rising Star: A conversation with Professor Noelle Hurd

Noelle M. Hurd, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Over the years, I have been very impressed with Noelle’s scholarship on mentoring. And, this week, we are featuring one of Noelle’s co-authored studies (Hurd, N. M., Sánchez, B., Zimmerman, M. A., & Caldwell, C. H.) on […]

AYPF Presentation: Referrals to Mentoring for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

AYPF Presentation: Referrals to Mentoring for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System

In this video of a recent American Youth Policy Forum event, experts Barbara Kelly (Program Associate OJJDP), UTSA Professor J. Mitchell Miller, and Pamela Clark, a program Associate in the National Center for Youth in Custody discuss discuss the issues involved in making referrals to mentoring for youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System. This and […]

The legacy of early relationships: How attachment styles shape mentoring - The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

The legacy of early relationships: How attachment styles shape mentoring

by Jean Rhodes Last week, we sat down with Smith College Adjunct Assoc. Professor Karen Zilberstein to explore how mentoring relationships work. In this highly recommended new podcast interview, Karen discusses why an understanding of “attachment theory (which has deep roots in the fields of biology, psychiatry, and psychology) is so relevant to mentoring. Attachment theory shows how positive relationships work to […]

Chicago Mentoring Program Effective in Reducing Youth Violence - The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Chicago mentoring program proves effective in reducing youth violence

Cheng, T., Haynie, D., Brenner, R., Wright, J., Chung, S., & Simons-Morton, B. (2008). Effectiveness of a mentor-implemented, violence prevention intervention for assault-injured youths presenting to   the emergency department: Results of a randomized trial. Pediatrics, 122, 938-946. Effectiveness of mentor-implemented, violence prevention intervention for assault-injured youths Problem: In the United States, violent injuries are […]

Sandra LaFleur: Talking politics can help stretch minds.

Sandra Louk LaFleur is Associate Vice President, Research, Evaluation, & Innovation for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America You make very salient points about the importance of engaging our youth, especially our young adults, around topics that could easily be considered as “too touchy” for most. What we need to do is step forward and help […]

George Albee: Pioneering community psychologist

Appeared in The Journal of Primary Prevention, Vol. 28, No. 1, January 2007 (OC    2006) My Mentor, George Albee Jean E. Rhodes1 In the fall of 1979, I had the blind luck of enrolling in a freshman psychology course that was taught by George Albee. It did not strike me as the least bit unusual that […]

Cool Girls, Inc.: Promoting the positive development of urban preadolescent and early adolescent girls. - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Cool Girls, Inc.: Promoting the positive development of urban preadolescent and early adolescent girls.

Kuperminc, G.P., Thomason, J., DiMeo, M. & Broomfield-Massey, K. (2011). Cool Girls, Inc.: Promoting the positive development of urban preadolescent and early adolescent girls. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 32, 171-183. DOI 10.1007/s10935-011-0243-y Cool Girls, Inc. is a multi-component program that focuses on enhancing girls’ positive youth development through promotion of healthy behaviors and attitudes. […]