Posts

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 […]

Haines: Mentoring vital to bridging relationship gap for youth in foster care

By Christina Haines, Boston Herald As adults, we have autonomy in our relationships. Youth in foster care have much less control over theirs. Many of their relationships with adults — biological family, foster caregivers, teachers, social workers, and other professionals — are directed by policies and laws that determine their parameters. It’s not uncommon for […]

New study highlights the role of emotional regulation in mentoring outcomes

Simpson, S. B., Hsu, T., Hoffman, L., & Raposa, E. B. (2022). A cross-cultural examination of the role of youth emotion regulation in mentoring relationships. Prevention Science.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-022-01365-5 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Despite the popularity of youth mentoring programs, there’s still uncertainty about whether certain aspects of youth risk can dampen the […]

[Webinar] 2022 European mentoring summit

Date: May 18, 2022 14:00 – May 20, 2022 17:00 Ever wondered how we can challenge our understanding of mentoring and we can connect formal and informal mentoring in a holistic manner? Join the 2022 European Mentoring Summit to learn from 40+ presenters in the field of mentoring. To learn more about the event, please […]

The Limits of Mentorship

By Patrick T. Brown, the Ethics and Public Policy Center Originally published in the Winter 2022 issue of National Affairs. As America suburbanized in the decades following World War II, neighborhoods — the places where family and civic life is lived on a day-to-day basis — gradually became more socio-economically stratified. Between 1980 and 2010, the percentage of low-income […]

Profiles in Mentoring: Timothy Cavell on mentoring aggressive children, chronically bullied children, and next steps for the field

Timothy Cavell is a Professor of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas’ J. William Fulbright college of Arts & Sciences. He has been a speaker and presenter at mentoring conferences, summits, and institutes around the country. Professor Cavell’s research interests focus on how mentoring relationships with children who are highly aggressive or chronically bullied […]

[Webinar] Linking formal and informal mentoring in a holistic approach: European Mentoring Summit 2022

Date: May 18 – 20, 2022 ‘Linking formal and informal mentoring in a holistic approach is the main theme for the fourth European Mentoring Summit. Join this event to learn a) which conditions promote effective mentoring, b) what approaches are recommended in the field, and c) which methods, tools, organizational models, and activities European programs […]

New study examines how social class bias influences youth mentoring relationships

Spencer, R., McCormack, M. J., Drew, A. L., Gowdy, G., & Keller, T. E. (2021). (Not) minding the gap: A qualitative interview study of how social class bias can influence youth mentoring relationships. Journal of Community Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22737 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: It’s common for mentees from low-come families (many who are also […]

The importance of the closure process in formal mentoring relationships

Spencer, R., Keller, T. E., Perry, M., Drew, A. L., Clark‐Shim, H., Horn, J. P., Miranda‐Díaz, M., & McCormack, M. J. (2021). How youth mentoring relationships end and why it matters: A mixed-methods, multi-informant study. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 67–79. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14290 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Despite how common mentoring terminations […]