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Profiles in Mentoring: Ariana Rivens discusses new study on intergenerational disclosure

Ariana J. Rivens is a clinical psychology doctoral student in the University of Virginia Graduate Schoolof Arts and Sciences under the mentorship of Dr. Noelle Hurd Rivens, A. J., Billingsley, J. T., & Hurd, N. M. (2021). Understanding Factors Associated With Intimate Disclosure Between Black Youth and Nonparental Familial Adults. Journal of  Research on Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12682 Reposted […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A Conversation with Dr. Alex Werntz about “that magic key ingredient” of mentoring and paraprofessional service delivery

Interviewed by Jean Rhodes Alexandra Werntz  is a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Jean Rhodes at the Center for Evidence-based Mentoring and with Dr. Bethany Teachman at the University of Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia in 2020, specializing in supportive accountability for technology-delivered interventions. Her dissertation focused on […]

Scaling supportive accountability and the future of mentoring relationships

By Julia Freeland Fisher, Christensen Institute Last spring, I had the chance to speak with Jean Rhodes, a leading researcher in the world of mentoring, and author of the book Older and Wiser: New Ideas for Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century. For schools managing yet another year of pandemic upheavals, Rhodes’ findings offer a […]

The opportunities and pitfalls of increasing formal youth mentoring program efforts to address loneliness

Keller, T. E., Perry, M., & Spencer, R. (2020). Reducing Social Isolation Through Formal Youth Mentoring: Opportunities and Potential Pitfalls. Clinical Social Work Journal, 48(1), 35–45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-019-00727-x Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although research primarily examines the impact of loneliness and social isolation on the aging population, not many scholars examine how they affect young […]

Scaling mentoring conversations to diversify talent pipelines: An interview with Mentor Spaces’ Chris Motley

By: Julia Freeland Fisher, Christensen Institute In the corporate world, online mentoring tools are not new. But what used to feel boutique is now increasingly going mainstream, with more companies exploring hybrid and virtual work options. In recent years, a few new companies have emerged that I’ve been watching for their potential to radically expand […]

[Webinar] Mentoring LGBTQ+ Youth: Implementing the LGBTQ+ Supplement

Date: Oct 21, 2021 01:00 PM EST Last year, MENTOR collaborated with Dr. Christian Rummell to develop and carry out a pilot program that guided a small cohort of youth mentoring programs with training and technical assistance. Join MENTOR in the next collaborative mentoring webinar to learn about their experience with the pilot program and how mentoring […]

Fostering Healthy Futures for Teens: Permanency outcomes of a mentoring intervention for teens with child welfare involvement

Taussig, H.N., Bender, K., Bennett, R., Combs, K.M., Fireman, O., Wertheimer, R. (2019). Mentoring for Teens with Child Welfare Involvement: Permanency Outcomes from a Randomized Controlled Trial of the Fostering Healthy Futures for Teens Program. Child Welfare 97(5), 1-24. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  With more and more children entering their teenage years, there is a […]

What benefits does mentoring have on the developmental outcomes of Latinx youths? New review has answers!

de los Reyes, W., Sánchez, B., Polo, A., Quiroz, A., Thursby, K., O’Donnell, A., & Monjaras-Gaytan, L. Y. (2021). Mentoring Latinx Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review. Adolescent Research Review. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40894-021-00156-3 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although many youth mentoring programs serve youths of color, there is still uncertainty about whether they are designed to […]

New research agenda by MENTOR introduces four key priorities for future mentoring research

MENTOR (2021) Growing Insights and Innovations: A Research Agenda for the Modern Youth Mentoring. MENTOR.  https://www.mentoring.org/resource/growing-insights-and-innovations-a-research-agenda-for-the-modern-youth-mentoring-movement/ Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although the field of mentoring has grown and evolved over the years, there’s still the question of what the expectations are for youth mentoring. This research agenda summarizes four key priorities for […]

New study explores how mentoring relationship type, duration, and quality, impact academic and social functioning in college

McClain, C. M., Kelner, W. C., & Elledge, L. C. (2021). Youth Mentoring Relationships and College Social and Academic Functioning: The Role of Mentoring Relationship Quality, Duration, and Type. American Journal of Community Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12539 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Youth mentoring relationships are known for improving social, academic, psychological, and behavioral outcomes for children […]