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PIM follow up: Bernadine Brady takes us through her new book “Mentoring for Young People in Care and Leaving Care: Theory, Policy and Practice”

Today we’re bringing you a follow up from an earlier interview with Dr. Bernadine Brady, co-author of the new book “Mentoring for Young People in Care and Leaving Care: Theory, Policy and Practice”. Having had the chance to ask her about her career more generally, we also wanted to dive into her recently released work […]

Mentoring program success. Helping others achieve their goals.

Perpetuating success: How C.J. Anderson’s foundation is seeking to bring resources to low-income youth

By Iman Rastegari, Leah Shafer at Usable Knowledge  For children to grow up and achieve their dreams — or identify interests and formulate dreams in the first place — they need to see what their aspirations might look like in practice. They need exposure to career pathways, continual mentorship, and a sense of belonging and […]

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Consider the whole person: How to improve your mentoring by thinking holistically

By Rick Woolworth, HBR  Editor’s note: It’s easy to perceive a mentoring relationship, especially one in an academic or professional context as just that: professional. While a good mentoring relationship should lead a mentee towards their goals, the article below describes the importance of understanding the mentee in question holistically, extending the conversation beyond the […]

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How we can make mentoring programs better for the children of incarcerated parents

Stump, K. N., Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L. and Rhodes, J. E. (2018), Mentoring Program Enhancements Supporting Effective Mentoring of Children of Incarcerated Parents. Am J Community Psychol, 62: 163-174. doi:10.1002/ajcp.12250 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although children of incarcerated parents (COIP) are in danger of facing negative outcomes, being in mentoring […]

Five strategies for making stronger connections, backed by research

by Jean Rhodes Care for some direct, research-based ideas for connecting with others?  I’d recommend a book that distills the essential findings of many studies.  Friend and Foe, by Business Professors Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer or Columbia and University of Pennsylvania, respectively. Compiled by Eric Barker, the authors provide evidence-based strategies for handling the everyday relationship tensions and difficulties. Some […]

Mentoring day 2020. Mentoring, youth.

National Mentoring Day 2020

Today is National Mentoring Day! This is a great time to reflect on your own mentoring practices, your involvement, and the future of mentoring. Share the message of the powerful change that mentoring can have for young people. Have you had a mentoring experience that’s meaningful that you want to share? Connect with us and […]

Keynote speakers and workshops announced for European Mentoring Summit 2020!

The European Mentoring Summit is fast approaching, and the itinerary has been revealed. Jean Rhodes, of the Center for Evidence Based Mentoring, will be delivering a key note address at the event alongside several other excellent speakers. There is now also a full list of workshops available on the European Mentoring Summit website. If you […]

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Mentoring underrepresented minority students

By Amanda Cornwall, Inside Higher Ed So … I’m white, writes Amanda Cornwall. Can I be effective as a mentor to students from underrepresented groups? Very shortly after beginning a new administrative role in which my main job is to create programming to support Ph.D. students, I was given an exciting new task. The university […]

Kids on smartphones. Researchers are curious whether kids are aware of their rights in research done through technology.

The rights of adolescents as research participants in a digital age

By Diana J. Meter, Utah State University for SRA Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) is a term used to describe the collection of data in real time while subjects remain in their natural environments. Many adolescence researchers are familiar with contemporary beginnings in social science research, such as when Reed Larson and Claudia Lampman-Petraitis signaled adolescents to record […]

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How this understudied aspect of a mentoring relationship might influence its quality

Preston, E. G., & Raposa, E. B. (2019). A Two-way Street: Mentor Stress and Depression Influence Relational Satisfaction and Attachment in Youth Mentoring Relationships. American Journal of Community Psychology, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12412 Summarized by Jeremy Astesano Notes of Interest: This study subverts the traditional approach for examining mentoring dyads and looks at how different psycho-social factors […]