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Youth with high stress need mentors carefully chosen to match with them

by Elizabeth Raposa, youthtoday.org

In recent decades, youth mentoring programs have grown exponentially in popularity and have received increasing support from both private and public sources of funding. These programs have helped ensure that more youth have access to a … Read the rest

A Spotlight on The Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Project (MEDP)

by Bobbi Jo Ortiz, LCSW, CEO & Annette Baumann, Big Brothers Big Sisters El Paso
A repost from National Mentoring Resource Center

Project Name: Northward Bound Mentoring Enhancement

Project Agencies/Programs Involved: Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lubbock, BBBS of … Read the rest

FORUM: Mentoring relationships as a context for service delivery: What do you think? - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Mentoring relationships as a context for service delivery: What do you think?

FORUM: Mentoring relationships as a context for service delivery: What do you think? - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoringby Michael Garringer

Psychotherapy researchers have long argued about how direct and goal-oriented the therapist should be.  There are some who believe that, if a strong relationship is forged between the … Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: Rich Greif of BBBS Massachusetts Bay on match support, tech in mentoring, and more

Written by Maaike Kroes and Iris Kools

Rich Greif is the vice president of Marketing, Communications and Community Relations of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBSMB). He oversees all the volunteer and youth recruitment, as well as all Read the rest

Leaving So Soon? Researchers Investigate Why Mentoring Matches End Early

Mentoring relationship closures in Big Brothers Big Sisters community mentoring programs: Patterns and associated risk factors. DeWit, D., DuBois, D., Erdem, G., Larose, S., Lipman, E., & Spencer, R. (2016).
American Journal of Community Psychology, 0, 1-13. DOI: 10.1002/ajcp.12023.… Read the rest

New research investigates parents’ influence on success of mentoring relationship in academics

Editor’s Note: The present study helps to further support the idea of the important role that parents play in the success of a formal mentoring relationship with regards to academic outcomes. As such, mentoring programs could potentially further boost their Read the rest

New research identifies program practices as predictors of match longevity

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stump, K. N., Stelter, R. L., & Rhodes, J. E. (2017). Mentoring program practices as predictors of match longevity. Journal of Community Psychology, 1, 1-16. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21883

Summarized by Justin Preston

Introduction

Mentoring relationships have long … Read the rest

16 Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) affiliates selected to participate in the nationwide “Youth Relationships Study.”

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to announce that it is one of 16 Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) affiliates selected from across the country to participate in the nationwide “Youth Relationships Study.” This rigorous study will evaluate the … Read the rest

Good Enough Mentors

Timothy Cavellby Timothy Cavell

 

In the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Youth Mentoring (DuBois & Karcher, 2013), Chris Elledge and I (Cavell & Elledge, 2013) offered this definition of youth … Read the rest

10 healthy strategies youth can use to cope with racial discrimination

By Bernadette Sánchez, PhD.

A number of years ago, my colleagues David L. DuBois, Naida Silverthorn, and Julia Pryce, and I developed an evidence-based intervention curriculum, GirlPOWER!, for adolescent, African American and Latina female mentees and their adult female mentors … Read the rest