Tag Archive for: evidence-based mentoring

The Holistic Approach of Needs-Based Mentoring in Schools

Reference: Cloth, A. H., Trach, J., & Cannon, J. E. (2023). Needs-Based Mentoring in Schools: A Holistic Approach for Working with Youth at-Risk. Child & Youth Services, 1-24. Summarized by: Ellen Parry Luff About the Study While traditional school-based mentoring (SBM) programs typically involve community volunteers dedicating an hour per week to mentor assigned students, […]

Dr. Allison Cloth Introduces Needs-Based Mentoring Approach for Schools

Dr. Allison Cloth is an Assistant Professor of School and Applied Child Psychology at The University of British Columbia. She and her colleagues recently introduced a theoretical framework, the Needs-Based Mentoring (NBM) approach for school-based mentoring programs in order to address the limitations of these current mentoring practices. In this interview, Dr. Cloth discusses those […]

What we can learn from a “glittering ounce” of good news

“Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshiped and fondled like a priceless diamond.” -Hunter S. Thompson by Jean Rhodes Let us take a moment to recognize an extraordinary mentoring program that recently produced remarkably promising findings. The Arches Transformative Mentoring program has delivered […]

On mentoring and wheat

by Jean Rhodes A call to action in youth mentoring Ron Haskins, the co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution recently wrote a New York Times OpEd in which he made a strong case for the use of evaluation and evidence in social programs. As he notes, “Despite decades of efforts and trillions […]

What is Your Evidence-Based Mentoring IQ? The Winner is…

by David DuBois I apologize for the delay in following up on my “evidence-based mentoring IQ” posting from May. I appreciate the time (and courage!) of all who took the time to try their hand at the quiz. The winner of the free copy of the new Handbook of Youth Mentoring (2nd edition) is F. […]

Evidence Corner: Looking for Evidence in All the Right Places

by David DuBois I am very pleased and honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring as the editor of the site’s Evidence Corner. I look forward, in the months to come, to sharing and dialogue regarding the evidence base on a wide range of topics that is evolving in […]