Editor’s Blog

Let’s talk about religion, politics…and mentoring

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by Jean Rhodes We are living through one of the most bitterly…

The new science of single session interventions: Implications for mentoring

As many as 80% of young people in need of mental health services in the U.S. never receive it. Professor Jessica Schleider of Northwestern University is pioneering research on brief, accessible interventions called Single Session Interventions (SSIs) to help fill this massive treatment gap. These flexible, cost-effective programs have shown promising results in reducing youth distress, with effect sizes comparable to traditional psychotherapies. In a groundbreaking new paper, Schleider proposes leveraging the existing network of mentors to deliver these evidence-based SSIs. Mentors' established trusting relationships and embeddedness within communities make them uniquely suited for this role. By combining mentoring bonds with effective interventions, this innovative approach could significantly increase access to mental health support for underserved youth. With proper training on reinforcing skills and applying them to real life, mentors could provide a crucial first line of prevention and early intervention.

Springtime in Paris: Reflections on the forthcoming European Mentoring Summit

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By Jean Rhodes The U.S. continues to account for most formal…

Flash mentoring: An innovative new approach to building social capital

By Jean Rhodes Researchers have theorized about different…

The “Take Two Aspirins” Problem in Mentoring

By Jean Rhodes Imagine a medical practice in which every new…

The surprising role of hobbies in boosting youth mental health: Implications for mentoring

By Jean Rhodes A 2020 Young People's Mental Health Report…
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“The mental-health crisis has changed academia forever.” Five ways peer mentors can help.

By Jean RhodesIt is clear by now that the mental-health crisis…

Mentors can be just as effective as professionals: Here’s how

By Jean Rhodes Decades of research…

A conversation (and important announcement) about mentoring and mental health

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by Jean Rhodes A growing number of youth who are referred…

The five most popular Chronicle posts of 2023

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by Jean Rhodes This past year has been marked by climate…

Want to Improve Mentoring Outcomes? Try These Two Ideas.

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By Jean Rhodes In a recent publication, Sam…