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Mentoring for families impacted by cancer

By Amanda Long

Cancer changes everything for patients and their families. Nick Arquette learned this at age 11 when his mother, Sally, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her diagnosis and treatment journey brought on many emotions for Nick, including anxiety, … Read the rest

Mental health and mentoring relationships of aboriginal Canadian youths

DeWit, D., Wells, J., Elton-Marshall, S., & George, T. (2017). Mentoring relationships and the mental health of aboriginal youth in Canada. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 38(1), 49-66.

Summarized by Ariel Ervin

Notes of Interest:  Despite some evidence suggesting … Read the rest

New study on the role of mentoring relationships and access to social capital

Shier, M. L., Gouthro, S., & de Goias, R. (2018). The pursuit of social capital among adolescent high school aged girls: The role of formal mentor-mentee relationships. Children and Youth Services Review93, 276-282

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DOJ Updates: 2019 Fiscal Year Performance Budget

The DOJ 2019 Fiscal Year Performance Budget is released. While there is an overall 2.1% increase in DOJ funding, there is a 11.9% cut to NIJ’s budget. This demonstrated a redistribution of funding, moving away from research to more direct … Read the rest

New study on program staff’s perspectives on mentoring relationship quality

Dutton, H., Deane, K. L., & Bullen, P. (2018). Distal and experiential perspectives of relationship quality from mentors, mentees, and program staff in a school-based youth mentoring program. Children and Youth Services Review85, 53-62. doi:10.1016 /j.childyouth.2017.12.008

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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

New research shows mentor-youth similarities to have impact on mentoring match duration

Raposa, E. B., Ben‐Eliyahu, A., Olsho, L. E., & Rhodes, J. (2018). Birds of a feather: Is matching based on shared interests and characteristics associated with longer youth mentoring relationships?. Journal of Community Psychology. doi:10.1002/jcop.22127

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NMRC reviewed the effectiveness of mentoring programs

Reposting from National Mentoring Resource Center

One of the main activities of the National Mentoring Resource Center Research Board is to review the research about rigorously evaluated mentoring programs to rate their currently demonstrated level of effectiveness.

Program reviews are 

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Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents: State of the Research

Written by Matthew Hagler

Since 1970, the incarceration rate in the U.S. has quadrupled, resulting in more than 1 in every 100 U.S. adults being in jail or prison, the highest per capita rate in the world. Strikingly, … Read the rest

How Does Mentoring Benefit Youth? Let’s Count the Ways

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by David DuBois

One of the most common frustrations I have heard voiced by folks in practice and advocacy roles within our field is that the measures used in evaluations of … Read the rest