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Homeless Youth and their Natural Mentors

Homeless Youth and their Natural Mentors - The Chronicles of Evidence-Based MentoringDang, M.T., & Miller, E. (2016). Characteristics of natural mentoring relationships from the perspective of homeless youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1111/jcap.12038

Introduction: Relative to their peers, homeless youth face greater challenges … Read the rest

New research unpacks how social interaction impacts physical activity-based programs

McDonough, M. H., Ullrich-French, S., & McDavid, M. L. (2018). Helping kids connect: Participant and staff perspectives on facilitating social relationships in a physical activity-based positive youth development program for youth from low-income families. Sport, Exercise, And Performance Psychology, Read the rest

Mentor awareness: Girls may be discouraged from “brilliance” at a young age

Posted by James Devitt, NYU

By the age of six, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender and are more likely to avoid anything they think may require it.

A new study published in … Read the rest

The “warm-glow” theory of giving to others: Implications for mentoring programs

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Why do people give their precious time and resources to strangers? Is it pure altruism or are there other motivational forces at work? This is an intriguing question that has implications for our efforts to encourage volunteerism … Read the rest

Guest Contributor Niobe Way: Why we should celebrate all mentors, male and female

by Niobe Way, Ed.D., Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology at NYU and Author of Deep Secrets

Matching boys with caring mentors should be the goal of any mentoring program regardless of the sex of the mentor. My research with Black, … Read the rest

Why are boys less likely to disclose their problems: Implications for mentoring

0319061237Rose, A. J., Schwartz‐Mette, R. A., Smith, R. L., Asher, S. R., Swenson, L. P., Carlson, W., & Waller, E. M. (2012). How Girls and Boys Expect Disclosure About Problems Will Make Them Feel: Implications for Friendships. Child Development, … Read the rest

New research highlights how relationships support young people

Screen Shot 2013-09-10 at 10.35.05 AMSummarized by UMass Boston doctoral student Stella Kanchewa, M.A.

Guay, F., Ratelle, C., Larose, S., Vallerand, R.J., & Vitaro, F. (2013). The number of autonomy-supportive relationships: Are more relationships better for motivation, perceived competence, and achievement? Contemporary Educational Psychology, … Read the rest

Social and Identity Development in After-school Programs

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Introduction: Experiences afforded through a theprograms, activities and social interactions in after-school … Read the rest

Evidence Corner: Let’s Get Physical!

by David DuBois

Screen Shot 2013-01-17 at 9.27.14 AMI had occasion a few years ago to consult with a statewide mentoring organization around issues of program evaluation and outcome measurement. The outcome survey that I developed for the organization’s consideration proved to be too long … Read the rest

AYPF Presentation: Referrals to Mentoring for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Prevention Corner: Understanding, designing, and cataloging the full range of mentoring programs

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By Timothy Cavell

Next week I’ll be attending the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC. I’m very excited about attending and will have the pleasure of serving on a panel asked to provide an update on mentoring research.

Last year … Read the rest