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When mentors and mentees communicate, what role does self-disclosure have?

Dutton, K.L. Deane, P. Bullen, Opening up: An exploration of youth mentor self- disclosure using laboratory-based direct observation, Children and Youth Services Review (2019), doi: https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104654 Summarized by Jeremy Astesano Notes of Interest: These authors sought to understand how communication, a crucial element of building strong relationships, occurred in a mentoring context. Specifically, they […]

Matt Hagler

Rising Star in Mentoring: Matt Hagler

Interviewed by Rachel Thompson & Cyanea Poon Matt Hagler is a 4th-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at UMass Boston. He graduated from Sewanee, the University of the South, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with undergraduate degrees in psychology and English literature. Before starting graduate school, he spent a year living in Muğla, […]

Profiles in Mentoring: Rich Greif of BBBS Massachusetts Bay on match support, tech in mentoring, and more

Written by Maaike Kroes and Iris Kools Rich Greif is the vice president of Marketing, Communications and Community Relations of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBSMB). He oversees all the volunteer and youth recruitment, as well as all the marketing and branding for the agency. Rich first got involved with mentoring when he […]

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 […]

A conversation with Professor Nancy Deutsch

Editors note: Several of the studies we’ve highlighted in the Chronicle have been conducted (or influenced) by the work of Nancy Deutsch, an Associate Professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She is also affiliated with Youth-Nex, the U.Va. Center to Promote Effective Youth Development. Professor Deutsch’s research is focused on […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Kristin Humphrey of Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Kristin Humphrey is the Mentoring Director at Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD), a Boston-based organization with national impact that matches youth with disabilities with caring adults through one-on-one, group, and online mentoring. Humphrey has worked with youth with disabilities for the past nine years, and has been involved with mentoring for over a decade. […]

Meet Mary Waters: What every mentor should know about immigrants in the U.S

 Editor’s note: For her new reimagining migration, my dear friends and colleagues Professors Carola Suarez-Orozco and Mary Waters, co-author of a recent National Academy of Science report on immigration had a helpful conversation Visit the site at https://reimaginingmigration.org/ by Carola Suárez-Orozco The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, nongovernmental institution established in 1863 by […]

Women Are Over-Mentored (But Under-Sponsored): A conversation with Professor Herminia Ibarra

JULIA KIRBY: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast, from Harvard Business Review. I’m Julia Kirby, and today I’m joined by one of the authors I most enjoy working with. She’s Herminia Ibarra. She’s the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning at INSEAD, where she also teaches courses on organizational behavior. And in our September 2010 […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Levi van Dam

Written by Jelle de Graaf Levi van Dam is a child psychologist and developer of Youth initiated Mentoring (YIM) in the Netherlands. During his previous work in youth care, Levi has experience directly working with young people in residential homes that experienced multiple challenges like addiction and psychological disorders. Today Levi is working towards his […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Veronica Fruiht

Written by Kirsten Christensen Veronica Fruiht is an Assistant professor and researcher at Dominican University of California. Her research interests center around the construct of hope and mentoring relationships among young people. Specifically, Dr. Fruiht is interested in understanding and uncovering how hope and positive, supportive relationships influence adolescent and young adults’ academic goals and […]