Tag Archive for: National Mentoring Resource Center

NMRC: Support for Match Closure

National Mentoring Resource Center The focus of this practice on supporting healthy endings to mentoring relationships is consistent with Rhodes’ model of youth mentoring, which suggests that both positive and negative relationship experiences can influence the emotional development of the mentee (Rhodes, 2005; Rhodes et al., 2006). The potential for support for match closure to […]

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 program to address a need in our community—a need to support underserved African American young […]

NMRC quality member spotlight: The garage community and youth center

By Abigail Ellis, National Mentoring Resources Center The Garage Community and Youth Center has been a haven for middle and high school youth living near their two sites in Kennett Square and West Grove, Pennsylvania. Amongst diverse out of school time, programs like arts, community service activities, career coaching, and tutoring, their longstanding mentoring program was a […]

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 a thorough quality assessment of their practices called NQMS or the National Quality Mentoring System. CEO Marcus Allen puts it […]

Upcoming webinars on the Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Program

National Mentoring Resource Center The recently completed evaluation of the Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Program (MEDP) offered a fascinating look at how mentoring programs can think about making targeted enhancements to their services and improve the quality and consistency of mentoring that youth receive. Ten collaborative partnerships of mentoring programs around the country each attempted, via […]

NMRC review on mentoring for youth with disabilities

Review by National Mentoring Resource Center This review examined research on mentoring for youth (ages 25 and younger) who have a disability, including physical, cognitive, learning, and developmental disabilities, and excluding psychiatric disabilities which have been discussed elsewhere. It addressed four questions: What is the documented effectiveness of mentoring for youth with disabilities? What factors condition […]

NMRC announces new podcast series on mentoring research

By Mike Garringer National Mentoring Resource Center NMRC is launching its first podcast series, Reflections on Research, which offers interviews with leading researchers and scholars about their youth mentoring research and how practitioners can use that information to improve their work with volunteers and youth. Here at the NMRC, we are very invested in applying more […]

NMRC reviewed the effectiveness of mentoring programs

Reposting from National Mentoring Resource Center One of the main activities of the National Mentoring Resource Center Research Board is to review the research about rigorously evaluated mentoring programs to rate their currently demonstrated level of effectiveness. Program reviews are conducted using the standards and protocols of CrimeSolutions.gov, a resource developed by the Office of Justice Programs. Following a systematic review of […]

A case for the embracing the science of mentoring

 by Jean Rhodes Despite significant strides in establishing the evidence base in the field of mental health, relatively few practitioners ground their work in clinically-proven strategies. Indeed ,there are now proven strategies for treating such problems as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) , dialectical behavior therapy, and family-based treatment programs–yet, few […]

Mentoring for Children of Incarcerated Parents – National Mentoring Resource Center Review

Group Review Board G. Roger Jarjoura, Ph.D. (American Institutes for Research) National Mentoring Resource Center This review examines research on mentoring for children of incarcerated parents. The review is organized around four questions:  (1) What is the demonstrated effectiveness of mentoring for children of incarcerated parents? (2) What factors condition or shape the effectiveness of mentoring for […]