Using TRICS model to help build mentor-mentee relationships

Donlan, A. E., McDermott, E. R., Zaff, J. F. (2017). Building relationships between mentors and youth: Development of the TRICS model. Children and Youth Services Review.

Summarized by Karina DeAndrade


Notes of Interest: In this qualitative … Read the rest

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

Campus coaches make crucial difference to foster youth in college

Katy Reckdahl, Youth Today

Liz Burns, 22, was in the middle of a crazy-busy time at college. But, for some reason, she couldn’t stop thinking about her older brother.

She texted him and got what she called “a scary” … Read the rest

Prof. Harold Grotevant, leading adoption researcher, discusses mentoring

Prof. Harold GrotevantQuestions for Harold Grotevant (HG), Rudd Family Professor, Psychology Dept., UMass Amherts. Interviewed by Laura Yoviene, Ph.D.

LY:  As the nation’s leading adoption researcher,  how did you first become involved in adoption research?

HG: Thanks for the compliment, but let … Read the rest

Complicated lives, complicated excuses

by Jean Rhodes

I maintain an email file of the student excuses I’ve received in my 20 years as a professor at UMass Boston. Some are predictable for college students, “I spilled coke on my computer and it turned off … Read the rest

Latino/as’ perception of peer: Mentors as social capital

Moschetti, R. V., Plunkett, S. W., Efrat, R., & Yomtov, D. (2018). Peer mentoring as social capital for Latina/o college students at a Hispanic-serving institution. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 17(4), 375–392.

Summarized by Ariel Ervin

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Webinar: Making the Connection-STEM & MENTORING


Thursday, July 18, 2019
1:00PM – 2:15PM EDT

Increasing exposure and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is currently a large focus of many youth serving programs around the country. This webinar … Read the rest

Transition to adulthood for youth leaving care can be made smoother, safer

By Lisa Schelbe, Youth Today

Avid cyclists understand if anyone spends enough time riding a bicycle, they will crash at some point. Crashes are more likely for someone who is learning to ride. Hopefully, it is not a dramatic flip … Read the rest

My experience bringing mentoring to tribal communities

By Crystal Aschenbrener, National Mentoring Resource Center

The NMRC has this great new evidence review on mentoring American Indian and Alaskan Native youth up on the website (co-authored by yours truly), and before you read it, I want to share … Read the rest

Alison Drew on conducting mentoring research

Interviewed by Kirsten Christensen

Dr. Alison Drew is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Boston University School of Social Work.  She completed her PhD in Sociology and Social Work from Boston University in 2018.  Dr. Drew’s research focuses on how … Read the rest