Search and you shall find!: (Re)discovering a treasure-trove of articles and stories


by Jean Rhodes

Since 2012, the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring has featured summaries of peer-reviewed journal articles, mentoring news, practice innovations, conversations with experts, and more. Although you might not always have time to read the Chronicle when it lands in your inbox, the articles don’t go away! In fact a repository of our 1,275 posts (and growing) can be easy accessed through a simple search.

To illustrate, we recently typed in search terms (in the search box on the upper left corner) to access a broad array of topics, along with links to the first result from each search.  For example “Foster Care,” yielded 70 articles, including interviews with experts in the field, summaries of recent peer-reviewed articles, news stories, links to reports, and more. Other searchers yielded a range of results  (LGBT, 12 results, military 33 results), mentee issue (e.g., ADHD,  9 results), specific program (e.g.,, Becoming a Man, 6 results), format (e.g., group mentoring, 34 results), practice (e.g., recruitment, 55 results), States (e.g., Texas yielded 36 results), experts (e.g., Renee Spencer yielded 41 results!) and any other topics.  And, if you ever want the original article or more information, just send me an email.



Stelter, R., Kupersmidt, J.,& Stump, K.(2018). Supporting mentoring relationships of youth in foster care: Do program practices predict match length? American Journal of Community Psychology, Apr 15, 2018. Summary: Implementation of research- and safety-based program practices enhance the longevity of mentoring relationships, in general; however, little is known about how mentoring programs might support the…


New research on mentoring LGBT youth of color and transgender youth
Poteat, V. P. & Scheer, J. R. (2016). GSA advisors’ self-efficacy related to LGBT youth of color and transgender youth. Journal of LGBT Youth, 13(4), 311-325. doi: 10.1080/19361653.2016.1185757

Background: LGBTQ youth are frequently victimized in schools at rates that are much higher than those of their heterosexual and/or cisgender peers and experience rates of mental illness at much higher rates as…


Teens in military families: Two scholars explain the complexities

By Mallory Lucier Greer–Submitted by Amy Glaspie on Wed, 02/10/2016 – 10:33 Mallory Lucier-Greer, PhD, LMFT Assistant Professor Department of Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University Jay A. Mancini, PhD Haltiwanger Distinguished Professor Department of Human Development and Family Science, The University of Georgia Question: What do you get when you combine a seasoned expert on military family life and an emerging family…


Trauma informed mentoring: Early trauma exposure raises risk for young women ADHD/self-injury
by Yasmin Anwar Exposure to abuse, neglect, or other traumas in childhood and adolescence puts young women with ADHD at a heightened risk of self-injury, a new study shows. The findings indicate that environmental factors can have a significant bearing on the negative psychosocial outcomes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—and also raise the question whether children with ADHD are more vulnerable to maltreatment due to family stress..


Chicago’s Becoming a Man program receives $10 million

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago is receiving $10 million in federal funding to expand youth mentoring and tutoring programs known as Becoming a Man and Match Education. There’s also money for research on the effectiveness of these kinds of initiatives. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says these programs will provide more children with opportunities and an alternative to the streets. Joining us this week to talk about these programs and the new funding…


Group Mentoring Model Shows “Promise and Potential” – National Mentoring Resource Center Review

Group Review Board Gabriel Kuperminc, Ph.D. (Georgia State University) National Mentoring Resource Center This review examines the research evidence for mentoring programs that use a group format, in which one or more mentors is matched with a group of youth for a shared mentoring experience. This review addresses four topics related to group mentoring for children and adolescents, including (1) its documented effectiveness, (2) the extent to…


Program Corner: Using Technology to Improve Mentor Recruitment
In this post, I have asked mentoring consultant Katy White to share her insights on how technology can assist program managers in recruiting mentors. Katy is steeped in mentoring knowledge from years of providing training and technical assistance to mentoring programs across the country. With Caregiver’s Choice, a national mentoring initiative sponsored by DHHS, she led child enrollment and…


Amachi Texas completes a randomized controlled trial–with impressive results

By Richard A. Lewis, Director, Federal Compliance and Project Management, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America In Texas, the Amachi program was established in 2006 as a public-private partnership and joint initiative of the Office of the Governor, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Texas Education Agency, OneStar Foundation, and all Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) organizations in the state. The program is the first statewide model to…


No longer a drive-by mentor (or how Renee Spencer got me to slow my roll)

Three years ago, Renee Spencer and her colleagues at Boston University published a study exploring what parents think about their child’s mentor. I knew of the article but had not read it carefully. Two months ago, I heard Dr. Spencer talk about this study and had a chance to discuss her findings with other researchers and mentoring practitioners. We learned that parents have high hopes for their child’s mentor but they also pay close attention…
So, what are you waiting for? The world of mentoring research awaits you. And please pass it along to others.