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Why do parents want a mentor for their child? A comparison between community-based and school-based matches

Sourk, M., Weiler, L. M., Cavell, T. A. (2019). Risk, support, and reasons for wanting a mentor: Comparing parents of youth in community versus school-based matches. Child and Youth Services Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.01.046

Summarized by Karina DeAndrade

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What inspires someone to be a mentor?

Lewis, R. S., Edwards, C., Lee, W. C., Knight, D., Maxey, K., Leeker, J. R., Cardella, M. E., Hynes, M. M. (2018). Examining the Value of Mentoring in Youth Engineering Programs: What Motivates a Mentor to Mentor? IEEE. DOI: … Read the rest

Webinar: Making the Connection-STEM & MENTORING

MAKING THE CONNECTION: STEM & MENTORING

Thursday, July 18, 2019
1:00PM – 2:15PM EDT

Increasing exposure and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is currently a large focus of many youth serving programs around the country. This webinar … Read the rest

Responding to disclosures of sexual violence as a mentor

A resource from National Mentoring Resource Center

This guide from NMRC reviews the “SEEK” strategy that mentors can employ if their mentee discloses information to them about past sexual trauma they have experienced. SEEK stands for Safe space, Empowering attitude, … Read the rest

MENTOR launches North Carolina affiliate to expand youth mentoring and drive equity through relationships

Research and experience show the power of mentoring to build bridges, break down “otherness” and create lasting, meaningful relationships. Yet one in three young people grow up without a mentor outside their family to help them develop, access opportunities, and … Read the rest

New study on mentoring immigrant teachers

Mercado, G., & Trumbull, E. (2018). Mentoring beginning immigrant teachers: How culture may impact the message. International Journal of Psychology. doi:10.1002/ijop.12555

Summarized by Rachel Thompson 

Notes of Interest: This article highlights the importance of mentoring immigrant teachers, especially in … Read the rest

Webinar: Group Mentoring Models and Practices

 

 Group Mentoring: Models and Practices
February 21, 2019
1:00-2:15pm EST

 


Group mentoring has become increasingly popular within youth serving programs, in part because agencies can serve more mentees with fewer mentors. Yet, with few official guidelines, many organizations

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MENTOR releases a series of supplements to the elements of effective practice for mentoring

Back in October, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership released the first entry in a series of planned supplements to their core Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ publication. The initial publication in the series focuses on mentoring programs that … Read the rest

Two new studies highlight the need for more targeted mentoring

by Jean Rhodes

Doctoral student, Alejandro Vázquez, and his faculty mentor, Professor Miguel Villodas had a hunch. They suspected that caregivers were seeking out volunteer mentoring programs as an alternative to traditional mental health services. Villodas, a clinical psychologist, had Read the rest

The impact of a community mentorship program on youth with risks for suicidal behaviors

King, C. A., Gipson, P. Y., Arango, A., Foster, C. E., Clark, M., Ghaziuddin, N., & Stone, D. (2018). LET’s CONNECT community mentorship program for youths with peer social problems: Preliminary findings from a randomized effectiveness trial. Journal of Community Read the rest