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Ending mentoring relationships: Important lessons from child psychotherapy

Screen Shot 2014-02-27 at 7.07.19 AMby Jean Rhodes

Research on early terminations in therapy, including the specific behaviors and attitudes that increase their likelihood, is relevant to mentoring relationships. Nearly half of all therapeutic ties terminate prematurely, owing to a variety of factors. Sometimes parents … Read the rest

The 5 most popular Chronicle posts of 2017

by Jean Rhodes

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring was launched in September, 2012, making 2017 its fifth year anniversary.  Since its launch, we have posted 1,200 article summaries, forums, profiles, and news articles, attracting over a 1.6 million page views … Read the rest

Five factors that explain our field’s resistance to evidence-based practice

Five factors that explain our field’s resistance to evidence-based practice - The Chronicles of Evidence-Based Mentorshipby Jean Rhodes

Over the past few decades, considerable federal, state, and foundation resources have been invested in research and evaluation aimed at improving the evidence base of youth mentoring. This … Read the rest

Transference: A rarely acknowledged dimension of youth mentoring relationships - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Transference: A rarely acknowledged dimension of youth mentoring relationships

Transference: A rarely acknowledged dimension of youth mentoring relationships - Chronicle of Evidence-Based MentoringIn a recent NYTimes magazine article, therapist Lori Gottlieb discussed the concept of “transference,” a psychoanalytic term coined by Freud. In it, she noted that:

“Essentially, “transference” is a jargony way to … Read the rest

Why “intentional” mentoring is so important

Screen Shot 2013-06-29 at 2.56.34 PMby Jean Rhodes

I’d like to make the case make for intentional mentoring in all youth settings, but let’s start with a an example from youth sports. The National Council on Youth Sports estimates that more than 45 million youth … Read the rest

Youth-initiated mentoring: An idea whose time has come

by Jean Rhodes

A growing number of studies have demonstrated the benefits of youth-initiated mentoring (YIM). Rather than being assigned a mentor, young people are provided with the skills and scaffolding to recruit caring adults from within their own networks. … Read the rest

Elements of effective texting?: Here’s six tips

In a recent New Yorker article, writer Alice Gregory describes Crisis Text Line, a new service for youth who are in need of support.

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

The promise and pitfalls of mentoring in the digital age

Screen Shot 2013-01-26 at 12.46.42 PMby Jean Rhodes

Considering how widespread it is, it is somewhat alarming that there is not yet a uniform standard of best practice around social media in youth mentoring. Granted, many programs … Read the rest

Mentoring by the numbers: Some surprising trends in volunteer efforts

By Jean Rhodes and Elizabeth Raposa

Let’s start with a pop quiz. Here goes: How many American adults, aged 18 and older served as volunteer mentors in 2015? And, #2, how have these numbers changed over the past decade? Take … Read the rest