Mentoring survivors of abuse and trauma

Reilly, R. C., & D’Amico, M. (2017). Mentoring Santtu_Mustonen_Lsurvivors of childhood abuse and intimate partner violence. Journal of College Student Development, 52(4), 409-424.

Introduction: Both child abuse and intimate partner violence are widespread and are known to … Read the rest

New research highlights differential effects of natural mentors on youth eating disorders

Editor’s Note: This study highlights the importance of both recognizing the benefits of a mentoring relationship for youth who are experiencing difficulties with their body self-image as well as the limits of a supportive mentoring relationship in youth diagnosed with Read the rest

New research highlights importance of mentor expectations in sustaining relationships

Spencer, R., Drew, A. L., & Kanchewa, S. S. (2017). Girls (and boys) just want to have fun: A mixed-methods examination of the role of gender in youth mentoring relationship duration and quality. Journal of Primary Prevention. doi: 10.1007/s10935-017-0494-3… Read the rest

Empowering girls and women in these confusing times

K-12 Corner: "You can't give what you ain't got" - Chronicle of Evidence-Based MentoringJean Rhodes

Issues of sexual misconduct are in the limelight. With each new celebrity revelation, far too many everyday women and girls are reminded of own own, painful and often buried story. The sad truth is that most women have … Read the rest

New research: Mentors help steady the ship for adolescent girls

Liang, B., Lund, T. J., Desilva Mousseau, A. M., & Spencer, R. (2016). The mediating role of engagement in mentoring relationships and self-esteem among affluent adolescent girls. Psychology in the Schools, 53(8), 848-860. DOI: 10.1002/pits.21949

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Without mentoring, girls lose interest in STEM fields

Stoeger, H., Duan, X., Schimer, S., Greindl, T., & Ziegler, A. (2013). The effectiveness of a one-year online mentoring program for girls in STEM. Computers & Education, 69, 408-418.

Summarized by Jessica Cunningham, B.A. Lab Manager, Center of Evidence-Based … Read the rest

Research review: Mentoring for LGBTQI-GNC Youth

nmrclogo_imageThe National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) has published the latest installment in their series: Mentoring Model/Population Review. The September 2016 iteration is a review of the latest research on the subject of mentoring youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, … Read the rest

What do boys want?: A conversation with Professor Niobe Way

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.34.35 PMNiobe Way, a professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at N.Y.U.’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, discussed her book with New Yorker columnist, Vanna Lee. Her edited version of their conversation appears below.

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Mentoring For Youth With Backgrounds Of Involvement In Commercial Sex Activity


Group Review Board
David DuBois, Ph.D., Chair and Jennifer K. Felner
(University of Illinois at Chicago)
National Mentoring Resource Center

This review examines research on mentoring for youth with backgrounds of involvement (or high-risk for involvement) in commercial sex activity … Read the rest

Mentors Serve as “Facilitators of Change” for Ex-Offenders

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Garcia, J. (2015). The Importance of the Mentor–Mentee Relationship in Women’s Desistance From Destructive Behaviors. International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, 0306624X14568257.

Summary by Justin Preston




Desistance, the ongoing process of change in which … Read the rest