Tag Archive for: formal mentoring

The Ripple Effect of Youth Mentoring on Family Well-Being

Reference: Erdem, G., DuBois, D. L., Larose, S., De Wit, D. J., & Lipman, E. L. (2023). Associations of Youth Mentoring with Parent Emotional Well-Being and Family Functioning: Longitudinal Findings from a Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Children and Youth Services Review. Summarized by: Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: While research […]

Triumphs and Trials in Formal Youth Mentoring: Unpacking Findings From AJCP Research

Reference: Hagler, M. A., Jones, K. V., Anderson, A. J., McQuillin, S. D., Weiler, L. M., & Sánchez, B. (2023). Striving for safety, impact, and equity: A critical consideration of AJCP publications on formal youth mentoring programs. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12702 Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study Over the past thirty years, […]

Navigating the Pandemic Storm: The Link Between Mentoring and Mental Health in College Science & Engineering Students

Reference: Saw, G. K., Chang, C. N., Lin, S., Hernandez, P. R., & Culbertson, R. (2023). Disparities in mentoring and mental health problems of US college students in science and engineering during the COVID-19 pandemic. Educational Psychology, 43(5), 509-530. Summarized by: Ellen Parry Luff About the Study The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health challenges […]

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The Transformative Force of Youth Mentoring Across Communities, Schools, and Talent Domains

Luo, L., & Stoeger, H. (2023). Unlocking the transformative power of mentoring for youth development in communities, schools, and talent domains. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23082 Summarized by Ariel Ervin About the Study The concept of supportive relationships between an older or more experienced individual and a younger or less experienced individual dates back to […]

The Power of Mentoring and Employment Assistance for Youth in Foster Care

Leathers, S., Holtschneider, C., Ludington, M., Ross, E. V., & Barnett, J. L. (2023). Mentoring, Employment Assistance, and Enhanced Staff Outreach for Older Youth in Care: Outcomes from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Children and Youth Services Review, 107095. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study This study investigated the effectiveness of the Adult Connections […]

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Transforming Children’s Attitudes to Disability with the Power of Music and Mentoring

Breaking Barriers with MOSSAIC: Empowering Autism Inclusion on Campus through Mentorship and Support

Locke, J., Osuna, A., Myrvold, R. J., & Closson, J. S. (2023). Supporting autistic college students: Examining the mentoring, organization and social support for autism inclusion on campus (MOSSAIC) program. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-14. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About this Study There has been an increase in the number of autistic individuals […]

Mentors helping students prepare for college: More than just making the grade

Woods, C. & Preciado, M. (2016). Student–Mentor Relationships and Students’ College Attitudes. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), 21(2), 90-103. DOI: 10.1080/10824669.2015.1127767 Summarized by Justin Preston   Introduction Research has demonstrated that low-income high school students are less likely to plan for college, apply to selective colleges and universities, and complete a […]

What’s the current state of formal and informal mentoring for sexual and gender minority youth?

Edwards, K. M., Scheer, J. R., & Mauer, V. A. (2022). Informal and formal mentoring of sexual and gender minority youth: A systematic review. School Social Work Journal, 47(1), 37–71. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Mentorships are known for promoting positive youth and have the potential to alleviate minority stressors. There’s a lack […]

She gives me a break from the world: Review looks at formal youth mentoring relationships between adolescent girls and adult women

Spencer, R., Liang, B. (2010). “She gives me a break from the world”: Formal youth mentoring relationships between adolescent girls and adult women. J Primary Prevent, 30, 109–130. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-009-0172-1 Summarized by Maggie Bayly Notes of Interest: Youth mentees are typically paired with a same-sex adult mentor. For girls, in particular, theories and past programs indicated […]