Editor’s note: Researchers implemented a mentoring program that was grounded in evidence-based therapeutic practices. This appears to be a very promising approach to group mentoring. University of Chicago Crime Lab. (2012). BAM – sports edition: Research and policy brief. Chicago, IL: Crime Lab. (summarized by Laura Yovienne) The low rates of graduation (~53%) […]
Written by Nancy Deutsch, University of Virginia Curry School of Education When the bell rings at the end of the school day, students run from the classroom to a host of different activities. Some will work with adults to build on the lessons they learned in the classroom. Others will join a sports team, orchestra […]
By Justin Preston This week we sat down with Jefferson Singer, Faulk Foundation Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College at Connecticut College. Dean Singer has been serving as a faculty mentor and now director of the Connecticut College chapter of the Posse Scholar program for several years. Since 1989, the nationwide Posse Foundation […]
Group Review Board Gabriel Kuperminc, Ph.D. (Georgia State University) National Mentoring Resource Center This review examines the research evidence for mentoring programs that use a group format, in which one or more mentors is matched with a group of youth for a shared mentoring experience. This review addresses four topics related to group mentoring for […]
The Journal of Early Adolescence 2012 Deutsch summarized by UMass Boston clinical psychology student Laura Yoviene Problem: Most after-school programs are activity-oriented and aim to serve a specific purpose (i.e., sports, gang prevention), whereas mentoring programs offer a more relationally based intervention and have been linked to a myriad of positive youth outcomes. Accordingly, with […]
Weiler, L.M., Zimmerman, T.S., Haddock, S., & Krafchick, J. (2014). Understanding the experience of mentor families in therapeutic youth mentoring. Journal of Community Psychology, 42 (1), 80-98. Introduction: A strong emotional connection and subsequent close relationship between a mentor and a mentee is a major factor in distinguishing […]
Group Mentoring: Bridging Research and Effective Practice NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE Group mentoring is an increasingly popular strategy for providing positive relationships and activities to youth in need. In fact, over 20% of youth mentoring programs offer some form of group mentoring, while a survey of American volunteers finds that over half say they work with […]
Group Mentoring: Bridging Research and Effective Practice Thursday, October 17, 2013 10:00-11:15 AM Pacific/ 11:00-12:15 PM Mountain/ 12:00-1:15 PM Central/1:00-2:15 PM Eastern Group mentoring is an increasingly popular strategy for providing positive relationships and activities to youth in need. In fact, over 20% of youth mentoring programs offer some form of group mentoring, while a […]
Cavell, T. A., & Henrie, J. L. (2010). Deconstructing serendipity: Focus, purpose, and authorship in lunch buddy mentoring. New Directions for Youth Development, 2010(126), 107-121. Background Aggressive children are at risk for problems such as delinquency, school failure, and substance abuse. In this study Cavell and Henrie (2010) evaluated a school-based prevention program for highly aggressive school-age children. […]
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