Tag Archive for: learning skills

New “mega-analysis” points to valuable role for mentors: Practicing skills with mentees

Christensen, K. M., Assink, M., van Dam, L., Stams, G.-J., Poon, C. Y. S., Astesano, J., & Rhodes, J. E. (2023). Youth interventions with and without supervised practice: A second-order meta-analysis. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10560-023-00921-4 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Many prevention interventions (e.g., psychotherapy and universal prevention programs) recently started transitioning […]

10 reasons mentors should play cards with their mentees

by Jean Rhodes Who knew? The simple act of playing cards or board games can help promote learning and stronger mentoring relationships. Playing age appropriate card and board games is great way to strengthen ties, improve soft skills, and advance cognitive skills. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, writer Susan Shellenbarger cites research to lay out the many benefits of this […]