Mentors as Shepherds

by Tim Cavell, Ph.D. Nearly 15 years ago, I submitted a grant proposal for a mentoring study that wasn’t funded. Soon after, I switched faculty positions and the idea behind the study was set aside. These days I think a lot about that idea and its approach to mentoring. The idea was this: Youth at […]

Teen mentors: The story from Canada

by Tim Cavell, Ph.D. Last month I had the good fortune of speaking at Canada’s National Mentoring Symposium in beautiful Banff, Alberta. The event was partly a celebration of BBBS-Canada’s 100th anniversary. My talk was about a couple of small studies that involved teen mentors in Canada. The studies were open trials, meaning there was […]

The critical importance of nurturing relationships

 by Tim Cavell. Back in December, David DuBois shared a copy of what he called The Most Important Paper Published this Year that You Haven’t Read Yet! It was an article by Li & Julian and the title was “Developmental Relationships as active mechanism of change”. In that paper, the authors make the case that effective youth prevention hinges […]

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

Prevention Corner: Understanding, designing, and cataloging the full range of mentoring programs

By Timothy Cavell Next week I’ll be attending the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC. I’m very excited about attending and will have the pleasure of serving on a panel asked to provide an update on mentoring research. Last year at the Summit, I used my brief time to make a distinction between two different […]

Michael J. Karcher, Ed.D., Ph.D.

Michael J. Karcher, Ed.D., Ph.D., is the K-12 editor. He is a Professor of Counseling in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he coordinates the School Counseling Training Program. He conducts research on school-based and cross-age peer mentoring as well as on adolescent connectedness and pair counseling. He authored […]

David DuBois

David DuBois serves as the Evidence Editor and will write and oversee the Chronicle’s new Evidence Corner. The Evidence Corner will serve as David’s platform to cover issues related to program evaluation and the interpretation and application of evaluation and research findings. David brings a strong foundation for this analytic role. He is a Professor […]

Dave Van Patten

Dave Van Patten serves as the Program Editor, through which he will write and oversee the Chronicle’s new Program Corner blog. The Program Corner will serve as Dave’s platform to cover emerging issues in youth mentoring programs and government initiatives. Dave serves as co-Chair of MENTOR’s Research and Policy Council, and brings years of experience to […]

Marty Martinez, M.A.

Marty Martinez, M.A. serves as the Practice Editor and will write and oversee the Practice Corner blog. The Practice Corner will serve as Marty’s platform to cover issues related to MENTOR’s network of State Partnership. Marty Martinez is the president and CEO of the Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP). He has been a leader in shaping and implementing MMP’s […]

W. Wilson Goode, Sr.

W. Wilson Goode, Sr. writes and moderates the Policy Corner blog. This blog serves as Dr. Goode’s platform to cover issues that stand at the intersection of mentoring and public policy. As the President of Amachi, Inc., — an acclaimed national model faith-based program for mentoring children of incarcerated parents — Dr. Goode brings years of experience […]