Importance of attunement to mentoring relationships and mentees’ academic support-seeking behavior?

Weiler, L., Chesmore, A., Pryce, J., Haddock, S., & Rhodes, T. (2019). Mentor Response to Youth Academic Support–Seeking Behavior: Does Attunement Matter? Youth & Society, 51(4), 548-569.

Summarized by Ariel Ervin

Notes of Interest: Mentoring interventions are appealing methods Read the rest

Social media and body issues in youth: Why mentors are well-suited to intervene

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Young adults who log onto social media sites frequently throughout the week or spend hours trawling various social feeds during the day may be at greater … Read the rest

More than just shared interests: New study highlights the importance of engaged listening for mentor-mentee connection

rope-1469244_1280Larsson, M., Pettersson, C., Skoog, T., & Eriksson, C. (2016). Enabling relationship formation,development, and closure in a one-year female mentoring program at a non-governmental organization: A mixed methods study. BMC Public Health, 16, 1-14. Doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2850-2

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Guiding a first generation to college: Where do mentors fit in?

Screen Shot 2013-12-14 at 11.31.46 AMBy Tina Rosenberg, New York Times


In the first of two articles addressing the transition of first-generation college students from high school graduation to higher education, New York Times writer Tina Rosenberg highlights some of the issues facing low-income … Read the rest

Mentors Serve as “Facilitators of Change” for Ex-Offenders

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Garcia, J. (2015). The Importance of the Mentor–Mentee Relationship in Women’s Desistance From Destructive Behaviors. International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, 0306624X14568257.

Summary by Justin Preston




Desistance, the ongoing process of change in which … Read the rest

Rejection sensitivity in adolescent girls: How it affects relationships


rejectionPurdie, V., & Downey, G. (2000). Rejection sensitivity and adolescent girls’ vulnerability to relationship-centered difficulties. Child Maltreatment, 5 (4), 338-349.


Many difficulties experienced by adolescent girls are relationship centered. Some involve struggles with teachers. More often, they revolve … Read the rest