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How positive staff relationship and support can encourage youth to be more active.

Riciputi, S., McDonough, M. H., Snyder, F. J., McDavid, M. L. (2019). Staff Support Promotes Engagement in a Physical Activity-Based Positive Youth Development Program for Youth From Low-Income Families. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/spy0000169

Summarized by Karina DeAndrade

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Importance of attunement to mentoring relationships and mentees’ academic support-seeking behavior?

Weiler, L., Chesmore, A., Pryce, J., Haddock, S., & Rhodes, T. (2019). Mentor Response to Youth Academic Support–Seeking Behavior: Does Attunement Matter? Youth & Society, 51(4), 548-569.

Summarized by Ariel Ervin

Notes of Interest: Mentoring interventions are appealing methods Read the rest

Presence of natural mentors and vigilant parents leads to more positive outcomes for Black youth

Hurd, N., Varner, F., & Rowley, S. (2013). Involved-vigilant parenting and socio-emotional well-being among Black youth: The moderating influence of natural mentoring relationships. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(10), 1583-1595. Doi: 10.1007/s10964-012-9819-y
Summarized by Jessica Cunningham

Background:

Previous research … Read the rest

New study on the risks and rewards of school-based mentoring

Lyons, M. D., & McQuillin, S. D. (2019). Risks and rewards of school-based mentoring relationships: A reanalysis of the student mentoring program evaluation. School Psychology Quarterly34(1), 76–85. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000265

Summarized by Rachel Thompson

Notes of Interest: The current … Read the rest

The many invisible forces: Why mentoring “best practices” are sometimes not enough

by Jean E. Rhodes

My resolution for 2019 is to finally complete and submit my new book, tentatively titled “Rethinking Mentoring.” One thing I discuss is in the book is that, despite careful screening and interviewing, evidence-based training and case … Read the rest

The 21st Century Education Revolution – an Education for Life

Written by Robin Cox

Placing the family at the heart of the holistic learning journey.

  • creating the most effective conditions for learning and the support of teachers, students and their families;
  • building authentic, effective and meaningful relationships;
  • building caring communities.

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Rising Stars in Mentoring: Alejandro Vázquez & Miguel Villodas

Interviewed by Jean Rhodes

Dr. Miguel Villodas is an Assistant professor at San Diego State University. His work focused on children and adolescents who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect, and/or are living in an under-resourced environment, as well 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

The loudest signal in the noise: Acknowledging a remarkably consistent finding in youth mentoring

Jean Rhodes

In case you missed it, a very impressive, very comprehensive report on the effects of mentoring program enhancements was released recently (Jarjoura, Tanyu, Janet Forbush, Herrera, &  Keller, 2018). With funding from OJJDP, the team collected multiple waves Read the rest

New research on how youth-initiated mentoring can possibly redress problems faced by many mentoring programs.

Spencer, R., Gowdy, G., Drew, A. L., & Rhodes, J. E. (2018). “Who Knows Me the Best and Can Encourage Me the Most?”: Matching and Early Relationship Development in Youth-Initiated Mentoring Relationships with System-Involved Youth. Journal of Adolescent Research. doi:10.1177/0743558418755686… Read the rest