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From equal footing to lost ground: How can we achieve stronger effects?

by Jean Rhodes In 1979, a young assistant professor named Joe Durlak published a controversial study in Psychological Bulletin that sent ripples through the field of clinical psychology and provided momentum for what eventually became the mentoring movement. What he sought to do was combine all of the published studies that had compared the outcomes of […]

Adolescent turning points: Helping young people make sense of adversity

Turning points, including unexpected deaths, serious accident or illness, natural disasters, etc., can change the path of one’s life.  And, according to researchers, when they strike during adolescence and early adulthood, when identity development is still in flux, they can be particularly influential and growth enhancing. For this growth to occur, however, survivors need to […]

Next Webinar: Mentoring Youth With Mental Health Needs

Thursday, August 21, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT In our society, people of all ages feel stigmatized because of a mental health issue. This shame and discomfort can be equally as applicable to young people facing other normal developmental challenges. Stigma may also result in not seeking treatment and it affects a lot […]

What it takes: All of us

This article is reprinted from NBC News Education Nation blog, “The Learning Curve”, by Jean Rhodes. This has been a groundbreaking year for the field of youth mentoring. With little fanfare, two large-scale, rigorous evaluations have been released, both of which suggest mentoring relationships have meaningful impact on young people.   First, the Centre for Addiction and […]