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New commentary reevaluates the effectiveness of mentoring in reducing juvenile criminal recidivism

DuBois, D. L. (2022). Reconsidering the effectiveness of mentoring for prevention of juvenile criminal recidivism: A brief comment on systematic review and meta-analysis of noninstitutional psychosocial interventions to prevent juvenile criminal recidivism (Olsson et al, 2021). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 90(8), 647–651.  https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000744 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Interventions conducted outside the juvenile justice […]

Using mentorships to promote agency and a sense of belonging among asylum seekers

Amitay, G. (2022). From helpless rage to loving resistance: Resistance to othering and practices of agency in mentoring children of asylum seekers in Israel. Child & Youth Care Forum, 51(4), 705–727. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-021-09649-7 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  More than 30,000 African refugees and asylum seekers (AS) live in Israel. AS in Israel endure restrictive […]

Gutman Library Virtual Book Talk – Sister Resisters: Mentoring Black Women on Campus

Date: Sep. 19, 2022, 12:00 PM EST The book, Sisters Resisters, provides a multifaceted approach that encourages change & growth for mentees & mentors in cross-racial mentorships in higher education. In this virtual book talk, Janie Victoria Ward, Ed.M.’81, Ed.D.’86, and Tracy L. Robinson-Wood, Ed.M.’83, Ed.D.’88, offer advice for advisors, faculty members, and administrators, who […]

How mentor-delivered single session interventions can broaden youth psychosocial services

Hart, M. J., Sung, J. Y., McQuillin, S. D., & Schleider, J. L. (2022). Expanding the reach of psychosocial services for youth: Untapped potential of mentor-delivered single session interventions. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22927 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although there are ongoing improvements in developing, validating, and disseminating mental health interventions, treatments […]

E-mentoring in higher education: A structured literature review and implications for future research

Tinoco-Giraldo, H., Torrecilla Sánchez, E. M., & García-Peñalvo, F. J. (2020). E-mentoring in higher education: A structured literature review and implications for future research. Sustainability, 12(11), 4344. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114344 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Mentorships are known for helping students stay in school and achieve academic success. Due to the growing prevalence of online […]

New RCT explores the effectiveness of a mentoring program for youth assault injuries

Lindstrom Johnson, S., Jones, V., Ryan, L., DuBois, D. L., Fein, J. A., & Cheng, T. L. (2022). Investigating effects of mentoring for youth with assault injuries: Results of a randomized-controlled trial. Prevention Science.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-022-01406-z Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Mentorships are known for averting delinquency and crime and can improve behavioral and […]

She gives me a break from the world: Review looks at formal youth mentoring relationships between adolescent girls and adult women

Spencer, R., Liang, B. (2010). “She gives me a break from the world”: Formal youth mentoring relationships between adolescent girls and adult women. J Primary Prevent, 30, 109–130. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-009-0172-1 Summarized by Maggie Bayly Notes of Interest: Youth mentees are typically paired with a same-sex adult mentor. For girls, in particular, theories and past programs indicated […]

[Webinar] Expanding Mentorships to Center Around Gen Z Agency, Advocacy, and Decision-Making

Date: Oct 6, 2022, 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) (RESCHEDULED) People from Generation Z (Gen Z) are known for their advocacy, desire for change, and their enthusiasm. Join MENTOR in this webinar to learn more about a) Gen Z decision-making research, b) how mentoring relationships should focus on their needs, and c) […]

The influence of a mentor presence on a mentee’s behavior

Braun, T. & von Oertzen, T. (2021).  Empathy, cognitive functioning, and prosocial behavior in mentored children. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2021, 41– 57. https://doi.org/10.1002/cad.20409. Summarized by Maggie Bayly Notes of Interest: Youth mentoring has been popularized around the world. While most have relied on self-reporting, using other measures (such as objective skill […]

Boys & Girls Clubs Detained Youth Mentoring Program

By Boys and Girls Club of America, National Mentoring Resource Center When a youth enters a juvenile detention facility or another place of incarceration, everything changes. They are separated from family members, friends, and surroundings that are familiar to them. They are supervised by uniformed guards who use strict rules (no talking, walking in a […]