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Sustaining the volunteer base for mentoring programs

By Meanie Ervin, Director of Communication, Adopt A Class
A repost from National Mentoring Resource Center

Hi Friends, It’s Melanie Ervin, Director of Communication of Adopt A Class. I am here to share our work and 3 lessons we’ve learned … Read the rest

FORUM: Mentoring relationships as a context for service delivery: What do you think? - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Mentoring relationships as a context for service delivery: What do you think?

FORUM: Mentoring relationships as a context for service delivery: What do you think? - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoringby Michael Garringer

Psychotherapy researchers have long argued about how direct and goal-oriented the therapist should be.  There are some who believe that, if a strong relationship is forged between the … Read the rest

Moving toward critical mentoring: Social justice trainings as a starting place

By Amy J. Anderson

Over the past few years, I have been involved with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a multiracial coalition of individuals who support social movements led by people of color. As a white woman, I wanted … Read the rest

New research identifies “elusive ingredient” in mentoring relationships: Mutuality

Lester, A.M., Goodloe, C. L., Johnson, H. E., & Deutsch, N. L. (2018). Understanding mutuality: Unpacking relational processes in youth mentoring relationships. Journal of Community Psychology, 1-16. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22106

Summarized by Justin Preston

Notes of Note: This study focuses … Read the rest

New research shows the important role of natural mentors for delinquency in youth

Editor’s Note: This recent longitudinal study provides interesting insights into the specific relationship between mentoring and juvenile delinquency. Not only does this article show the positive effects mentoring relationships seem to have on delinquency, the authors also discuss certain characteristics … Read the rest

Shoulda. coulda. woulda: What listening to Joe Durlak might have done

by Jean Rhodes

In 1979, a young psychologist named Joe Durlak published a controversial study in Psychological Bulletin that sent ripples through the helping professions. What Durlak sought to do was to combine all published studies that had compared the Read the rest

Leaving So Soon? Researchers Investigate Why Mentoring Matches End Early

Mentoring relationship closures in Big Brothers Big Sisters community mentoring programs: Patterns and associated risk factors. DeWit, D., DuBois, D., Erdem, G., Larose, S., Lipman, E., & Spencer, R. (2016).
American Journal of Community Psychology, 0, 1-13. DOI: 10.1002/ajcp.12023.… Read the rest

How mentoring is suited to developing passions: More about nurturing a spark than finding a flame

Posted by Melissa De Witte, futurity.org

The advice to “find your passion” might undermine how interests actually develop, according to new research.

In a series of laboratory studies, researchers examined beliefs that may lead people to succeed or fail at … Read the rest

Three tips that can help you foster – and maintain – resilience in your mentee

Written by Justin Preston & Renée Klein Schaarsberg

To quote Benjamin Franklin, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” It is a phrase that has become a truism over time, but it … Read the rest

A pyramid scheme for mentoring programs: Well, not exactly

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy

by Jean Rhodes

Although most youth interventions are developed in response to particular needs or goals, mentoring programs were conceived more broadly as an extension of informal Read the rest