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Matt Hagler

Rising Star in Mentoring: Matt Hagler

Matt HaglerInterviewed by Rachel Thompson & Cyanea Poon

Matt Hagler is a 4th-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at UMass Boston. He graduated from Sewanee, the University of the South, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with undergraduate degrees in Read the rest

NMRC national quality member spotlight: BBBS Independence Region

Written by Abigail Ellis, National Mentoring Resource Center

As the fourth largest agency in one of the oldest and most respected brands in the youth mentoring business, one might wonder why Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region enthusiastically engaged in … Read the rest

New study on the effectiveness of the Great Life Mentoring (GLM) program

DuBois, D. L., Herrera, C., & Higley, E. (2018). Investigation of the reach and effectiveness of a mentoring program for youth receiving outpatient mental health services. Children and Youth Services Review. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.05.0

Summarized by Rachel Thompson

Notes of Interest:  Read the rest

Fostering Healthy Futures: A model intervention program for youth in foster-care

Fostering Healthy Futures: A model intervention program for youth in foster-care - The Chronicles of Evidence-Based MentoringTaussig, H., Culhane, S., Garrido, E., & Knudtson, M. (2012). RCT of a mentoring and skills group program: Placement and permanency outcomes for foster youth. Pediatrics, 130 (1), e33-e39.

Introduction:

In 2009, over 400,000 children in the United States were … Read the rest

Reclaim elders as leaders and mentors

By Raymond A. Jetson, Chief executive catalyst at MetroMorphosis and a Public Voices Fellow; The Advocate

In September, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Chief Murphy Paul announced a plan to establish an advisory council to the chief, “to advise and … Read the rest

Mentoring relationships as a protective factor for pregnant and parenting African-American teenagers

Screen Shot 2013-03-02 at 3.57.53 PMKlaw, E., & Rhodes, J. (1995). Mentor relationships and the career development of pregnant and parenting African-American teenagers. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 19, 551-562.

Mentoring relationships as a protective factor for pregnant and parenting African-American teenagers

Problem:

Growing up, African … Read the rest

Older execs turn gurus to boost nonprofit missions

By Robert Weisman, The Boston Globe 
For mentors, coaching work is energizing
Martha Sloan Felch grew up in comfortable suburbs of Philadelphia and Chicago. She earned an MBA before launching a successful banking career, with tours at Shawmut, Fleet, and … 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

5 features of highly effective mentoring relationships

by Jean Rhodes

Mentoring programs can vary widely, but all depend on a caring relationship. How can programs ensure that relationships are sufficiently strong and enduring to accomplish whatever other goals they are hoping to achieve?  Fortunately, decades of research Read the rest

What’s New in Public Policy? October, 2018

Janet Forbushby Janet Forbush, Contributing Editor

Background:  Earlier this week the eight sitting justices of the U.S. Supreme Court returned to the bench or our highest court for a new season to resume deliberations on several issues brought to them by … Read the rest