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New study on the role of mentoring relationships and access to social capital

Shier, M. L., Gouthro, S., & de Goias, R. (2018). The pursuit of social capital among adolescent high school aged girls: The role of formal mentor-mentee relationships. Children and Youth Services Review93, 276-282

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Webniar: Workplace Mentoring

Workplace Mentoring

Apr 30, 2019
2-3pm EDT

Session Description: This webinar will provide a sneak peek at the latest research findings on this topic as well as tangible tips for strengthening workplace mentoring practices. The session will be moderated by … Read the rest

New study on parent mentoring program for families with ASD children

Moody, E. J., Kaiser, K., Sharp, D., Kubicek, L. F., Rigles, B., Davis, J., … & Rosenberg, C. R. (2018). Improving Family Functioning Following Diagnosis of ASD: A Randomized Trial of a Parent Mentorship Program. Journal of Child and Family Read the rest

Mentors for all

By Chris Palmer, American Psychological Association

In the spring of 2013, Mei Chen was seeking advice on applying to graduate school. She wrote emails to a handful of professors asking for guidance but got no response. A few weeks later, … Read the rest

Important study of mentoring for higher-risk youth

Important new study of mentoring for higher-risk youthMentoring Experiences and Outcomes for Youth with Varying Risk Profiles

by Carla Herrera, David L. DuBois, Jean Baldwin Grossman

reprinted from MDRC

More and more, mentoring programs are being asked to serve young people who are considered “higher risk.” While … Read the rest

Webinar: Developing a mentorship mindset: Critical mentoring strategies to support every child

Developing a mentorship mindset: Critical mentoring strategies to support every child
March 26, 2019
8:30PM-9:30pm EDT

Caregivers, educators, coaches, extended family members and other adults in young people’s lives have opportunities to have meaningful conversations with young people every day … 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:

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A mentoring initiative that strives to support the whole child

By Nury Crawford, Gwinnett County Public Schools

National Mentoring Resource Center

Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Community-Based Mentoring Program in Gwinnett County, Georgia plays an important role in our school district’s efforts to support students. In 2008, our CEO/Superintendent created the … Read the rest

New research on Just-in-Time Training and Task Shifting

McQuillin, S., Lyons, M., Becker, K., Hart, M., Cohen, K. (2019) Strengthening and expanding child services in low resource communities: The role of task-shifting and just-in-time training. American Journal of Community Psychology. doi:10.1002/ajcp.12314

Highlights:

  • Taskshifting refers to

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Want to leave a legacy? Be a mentor

By Jane Brody, New York Times

Encouraged by a grandfatherly professor at Cornell, in my sophomore year I gave a speech asking my fellow students “when you come to the end of your days, will you be able to write

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