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Therapeutic services for LGBT people: Implications for mentoring

By Luca Pax and RP Whitmore-Bard with Queer Asterisk Therapeutic Services.

reprinted from mentoring.org

As queer and trans people, we are incredibly resilient but we are also a vulnerable population. In recent decades, an increase in queer and trans visibility … Read the rest

Lindsey Weiler on the need for trying new methods to reach youth in foster care

Written by Lindsey Weiler, Ph.D., originally posted in Youth Today

If you work with youth in foster care, you know that every child is unique with specific needs, strengths and opportunities. It shouldn’t be surprising, therefore, that the impact of … Read the rest

New research investigates parents’ influence on success of mentoring relationship in academics

Editor’s Note: The present study helps to further support the idea of the important role that parents play in the success of a formal mentoring relationship with regards to academic outcomes. As such, mentoring programs could potentially further boost their Read the rest

Mentoring outside city limits: New Rural Mentoring Toolkit produced by MANY

There is one universal truth for all youth, anywhere—and that is that any young person can benefit from a mentoring relationship. Whether your community is urban, ex-urban, suburban, or rural, the youth in your schools and neighborhoods could use a … Read the rest

New research shows elderly at risk of social isolation: Implications for mentoring

Posted by Jared Wadley on futurity.org

One in five older adults is socially isolated from family or friends, increasing their risks for poor mental and physical health, as well as higher rates of mortality, a new study shows.

Researchers investigated … Read the rest

Policy Corner: Janet Forbush on latest policy implications for mentoring

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring

April, 2018

Background:

A plethora of policy developments across several agencies in the past few weeks at the federal and state levels informs the Policy Column … Read the rest

New research determines how long it takes to make a friend: Implications for mentors and programs

Posted by Rick Hellman, futurity.org

It takes more than 200 hours before someone can be considered a close friend, according to a new study that explores how long it typically takes to move through the deepening stages of friendship.

That … Read the rest

Getting active can help boost mentors’ and mentees’ happiness: New research

Written by Justin Preston

The benefits of exercise in helping serve as one piece of the puzzle in combating depression and anxiety have been well-documented. Less attention has been paid to the ways in which people who are not depressed … Read the rest

New research highlights role of STEM making in addressing equity in historically marginalized communities

Calabrese Barton, A., & Tan, E. (2017). FABLEARN 2017 Proceedings. In Proceedings of FABLEARN Conference 2017, Stanford, USA, 4 pages. https://doi.org/0000001.0000001

Summarized by Justin Preston

Introduction

Inequality and underrepresentation of youth from historically marginalized communities have been stubbornly … 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