A case for the embracing the science of mentoring

 by Jean Rhodes

Despite significant strides in establishing the evidence base in the field of mental health, relatively few practitioners ground their work in clinically-proven strategies. Indeed ,there are now proven strategies for treating such problems as anxiety, depression, PTSD,

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We need you!: A Call for Research Participants

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 10.25.57 PMMentoring Central is currently seeking mentees and their parents or guardians to participate in a study to assess the effectiveness of its newly developed web-based training.

Research suggests that mentees and their parents (or guardians) need training about the benefits … Read the rest

Research Underscores Importance of Mentor Training

Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 9.21.59 AMMartin, S.M., & Sifers, S.K., (2012). An evaluation of factors leading to mentor satisfaction with the mentoring relationship. Children and Youth Services Review,34(5): 940-945.


Mentoring relationships seem to be most beneficial when mentors have ongoing support from the … Read the rest

Raising the bar: Levering the science of relationships to improve youth outcomes

Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 8.51.06 AMby Jean Rhodes 

This past week, Mentoring Central and Big Brothers Big Sisters announced an important collaboration that is likely to send ripples throughout the entire mentoring community.  BBBSA will adopt a customized version of Mentoring Central’s online mentor training … Read the rest