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Study Finds Positive Physical and Mental Health Outcomes for Mentored Foster Care Youth


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Ahrens, K. R., DuBois, D. L., Richardson, L. P., Fan, M. Y., & Lozano, P. (2008). Youth in foster care with adult mentors during adolescence have improved adult outcomes. Pediatrics, 121(2), e246-e252.

Summarized by Elyssa Weber, UMB clinical Read the rest

Mentoring gives a second chance to college students with mental health struggles

Written by Megan Thielking, www.statnews.com

Evan Jones was excited when he signed up for a contemporary art class at community college. Then the professor announced the course would focus heavily on class participation.

“That was the first class that I … Read the rest

What’s in it for the mentor? Seinfeld (and others) explain.

by Jean Rhodes

In a classic episode of Seinfeld, a puzzled George asks Jerry what a mentor is. “The mentor advises the protégé” says Jerry, and the mentor derives “respect, admiration, prestige.” “Is there any money involved?,” asks George,”would … Read the rest

New study of female college students highlights the benefits of mentoring

McGill, J., Adler-Baeder, F., Sollie, D.L., & Kerpelman, J.L. (2015).

Exploring the experiences of female emerging adult mentors: Building a conceptual model. Journal of Adolescent Research, 30(5), 538-564.

Background
There has been limited research focused on the experiences of the … Read the rest

60,000 college graduates have spoken: Mentors are a game changer!

graduation man in front of a group of graduation studentsby Jean E.Rhodes

The field of mentoring owes a great debt to the Gallup-Purdue Index, a study whose goal is to  “to conduct the largest representative study of college graduates in United States history.” To date, the team has surveyed … Read the rest

Three ways that mentoring makes us informed advocates for the needs of all children

By: Jean Rhodes

“It is extraordinarily difficult to love children in the abstract, to devote oneself exclusively to the next generation. It is only through precise, attentive knowledge of particular children that we become – as we must – informed … Read the rest