Importance of attunement to mentoring relationships and mentees’ academic support-seeking behavior?

Weiler, L., Chesmore, A., Pryce, J., Haddock, S., & Rhodes, T. (2019). Mentor Response to Youth Academic Support–Seeking Behavior: Does Attunement Matter? Youth & Society, 51(4), 548-569.

Summarized by Ariel Ervin

Notes of Interest: Mentoring interventions are appealing methods Read the rest

Research explores commitment in mentoring relationships

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 7.52.04 AMGettings, P.E., & Wilson, S.R. (2014). Examining commitment and relational maintenance in formal youth mentoring relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 1-27.


This study uses a social exchange perspective in order to investigate mentors’ commitment and their specific … Read the rest

Empathy – A Critical Ingredient in Youth Mentoring Relationships?

Renée Spencerby Renee Spencer

Working on a poster my colleagues and I presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence gave me a great excuse to look at the recent psychotherapy literature … Read the rest

Stay Attuned: Mentorship can Bridge the Nation’s Divides

by Julia Pryce

The slogan, “America First,” championed by President Donald Trump and echoed in many of his administration’s recent policies, is an inherently divisive statement. It infers the exceptionality of Americans above and beyond citizens of the rest of

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There’s no substitute for someone who gets you

d7b5cc80e10115275705fa01a39d495aby Laura Yoviene and Jean Rhodes

We like people who “get” us–those friends and family members who seem to understand who we are at an intuitive level and yet love and appreciate us all the same. Students gravitate toward teachers, … Read the rest