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Meta-analysis underscores importance of perceived similarity in mentoring

320269_3767953353470_1441236060_nEby, .L.T. et al. An interdisciplinary meta-analysis of the potential antecedents, correlates and consequences of protégé perceptions of mentoring. Psychological Bulletin. Advanced online publication.

Summarized by Stella Kanchewa

Overview: In this meta-analytic study, Lillian Eby and colleagues focused on … Read the rest

Gender Matching: An Investigation of Same- versus Cross-gender Matches

Gender Matching: An Investigation of Same- versus Cross-gender Matches - The Chronicles of Evidence-Based MentoringKanchewa, S. S., Rhodes, J. E., Schwartz, S. E. O., & Olsho, L. E. W. (2014). An investigation of same- versus cross-gender matching for boys in formal school-based mentoring programs. Applied Developmental Science18(1), 31–45. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2014.876251

Most mentoring … Read the rest

How Formal Mentoring Programs Can Facilitate Natural Mentoring Relationships

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 8.11.58 PMby Sarah Schwartz

 I recently had the privilege of being part of a conversation organized by the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania on what mentoring programs can do to facilitate natural mentoring relationships. The conversation was prompted in part by  … Read the rest

4 strategies (and 2 tools) to improve cultural competency in youth mentoring

by Bernadette Sánchez, PhD.

How can we overcome cultural mistrust in mentoring relationships? (see related post)

First, as staff get to know youth when they enter a mentoring program, it will be helpful to screen whether youth have … Read the rest

Using Youth-Initiated Mentoring in Your Program? We Want to Hear From You!

Putting The Puzzle Together

Is your mentoring program implementing Youth-Initiated Mentoring (YIM)
(where youth nominate an adult from their existing social networks to serve as their mentors)? 

If so, then would you be interested in participating in a new research project to help better … Read the rest

Guest Contributor Niobe Way: Why we should celebrate all mentors, male and female

by Niobe Way, Ed.D., Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology at NYU and Author of Deep Secrets

Matching boys with caring mentors should be the goal of any mentoring program regardless of the sex of the mentor. My research with Black, … Read the rest

FORUM: When (and how) should mentoring programs disclose mentors’ personal information?

Screen Shot 2013-02-11 at 7.28.53 AMA colleague of mine recently shared an inquiry they had received from a local program that was thinking through an issue that had bubbled up: Should they tell mentees (or mentees’ parents) that a mentor is gay? And if so, … Read the rest

Stella Kanchewa, M.A., Clinical Psychology, UMass Boston

Stella Kanchewa, M.A., Clinical Psychology, UMass Boston - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

I believe that the emerging practice of matching female mentors with male mentees is a positive trend. It allows programs to accomplish their fundamental goal of providing youth with non-parental relationships who can serve as additional supports towards positive growth. … Read the rest

Therman Evans, Esq. President of the Board, Mentoring to Manhood - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Therman Evans, Esq. President of the Board, Mentoring to Manhood

Therman Evans, Esq. President of the Board, Mentoring to Manhood - Chronicle of Evidence-Based MentoringBefore a young boy can become a man he must see the image of one. We would never want to discount the power and impact that a woman can have in a young boy’s life. There are numerous examples where … Read the rest

Roland Warren, President of the National Fatherhood Initiative - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Roland Warren, President of the National Fatherhood Initiative

Roland Warren, President of the National Fatherhood Initiative - Chronicle of Evidence-Based MentoringQ. Do you think that it’s a good idea for mentoring programs match young male mentees with female mentors?

A. This is not a positive trend because it fails to strengthen the mentoring field by addressing the lack of male

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