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[Webinar] SRA Virtual 2021

The Society for Research on Adolescence will be hosting a series of webinars every Friday throughout March 2021.  Every set of presentations for the week will cover different themes: Friday, March 5 (Week 1): Inequality, Youth Mobilization, & Social Change Friday, March 12 (Week 2): Risk, Resilience, & Adolescent Behavior Friday, March 19 (Week 3): […]

The benefits of group mentoring for adolescent girls: results from the Young Women Leaders Program

Deutsch, N. L., Reitz-Krueger, C. L., Henneberger, A. K., Futch Ehrlich, V. A., & Lawrence, E. (2017). “It Gave Me Ways to Solve Problems and Ways to Talk to People”: Outcomes From a Combined Group and One-on-One Mentoring Program for Early Adolescent Girls. Journal of Adolescent Research, 32(3), 291–322. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558416630813 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes […]

Developing cultural consciousness of systemic issues through mentoring

Duron, J. F., Williams‐Butler, A., Schmidt, A. T., & Colon, L. (2020). Mentors’ experiences of mentoring justice-involved adolescents: A narrative of developing cultural consciousness through connection. Journal of Community Psychology, 48(7), 2309–2325. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22415 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although mentoring is a popular method of engaging with at-risk youth and justice-involved youth, youth mentoring programs still […]

Promoting a sense of purpose and meaning through natural mentoring

White, A.E., Lincoln, B., Liang, B., Sepulveda, J., Matyjaszczyk, V., Kupersmith, C, Hill, N.E.,  & Perella, J. (2020). “My Mentor Thinks That I can Be Someone Amazing”: Drawing Out  Youths’ Passions and Purpose. Journal of Adolescent Research, 1 – 26. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558420942481  Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although young people have more career paths to […]

Do some mentoring models send the wrong message to marginalized youth?

By: Bernadette Sánchez, PhD, National Mentoring Resource Center Editor’s Note: Several members of the NMRC Research Board participated in the 2017 National Mentoring Summit this past February, leading a research track that featured OJJDP-funded research and totaled 13 workshops across the multi-day event. We asked several Research Board members to share their key insights from […]

New study explores mentoring adolescent girls in the context of maternal relationship difficulties

Williamson, S., Deutsch, N. L., & Lawrence, E. C. (2020). A qualitative exploration of mentoring relationship development for girls experiencing maternal relationship difficulties. Children and Youth Services Review, 119, 105577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105577 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Developing close relationships with mentees can be challenging, especially for adolescent mentees who are referred to mentoring programs.  Findings of […]

What are the keys to successful mentoring? Study has some answers

by Jean Rhodes and Elizabeth Raposa In an article in the American Journal of Community Psychology we reported on some interesting findings that have direct implications for mentoring programs. The study was entitled, the Impact of Youth Risk on Mentoring Relationship Quality: Do Mentor Characteristics Matter?- and the short answer is yes! But let’s step back […]

Adolescents’ perception of mentor alliance and sense of belonging in a site-based mentoring program

Kazlauskaite, V., Braughton, J. E., Weiler, L. M., Haddock, S., Henry, K. L., & Lucas-Thompson, R. (2020). Adolescents’ Experiences of Mentor Alliance and Sense of Belonging in a Site-based Mentoring Intervention. Children and Youth Services Review, 105040. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105040 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although evidence suggests that approximately half of American mentoring programs have site-based […]

The effectiveness of online peer mentorship programs for children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities

Saxena, S., Mitchell, J., Ehsan, A., Majnemer, A., & Shikako‐Thomas, K. (2020). Online peer mentorship programmes for children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities: A systematic review. Child: Care, Health and Development, 46(1), 132–148. https://doi.org/10.1111/cch.12726 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest: Youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities may have differences in how they are able to participate in and […]