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Research highlights the importance of peer mentoring for youth offenders

Creaney, S. (2020) Children’s Voices—are we Listening? Progressing Peer Mentoring in the Youth Justice System, Child Care in Practice, 26:1, 22-37, DOI:10.1080/13575279.2018.1521381 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although there is evidence that indicates the importance and effectiveness of mentoring, there is still a lack of empirical research on peer mentoring within the Youth Justice System […]

Mentor outcomes in a peer-mentoring program

Coyne-Foresi, M., & Nowicki, E. (2020). Building Connections and Relationships at School: Youth Reflect on Mentoring Their Younger Peers. The Journal of Early Adolescence, https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431620912472 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  We often think of a mentoring relationship as between an adult and a child, but this research examines peer mentoring, youth mentors matched with […]

Strengthening empowerment and resilience for refugees in southern spain  

Paloma, V., Morena, I. de la, Sladkova, J., & López‐Torres, C. (2020). A peer support and peer mentoring approach to enhancing resilience and empowerment among refugees settled in southern Spain. Journal of Community Psychology, n/a(n/a), 1-14.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22338 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  As of 2018, Spain received more applications for asylum than ever before, making […]

Utilizing peer-mentoring for capability-building in Kenyan integrated HIV health and sexual reproductive health services

Ndwiga, C., Abuya, T., Mutemwa, R., Kimani, J., Colombini, M., Mayhew, S., . . . Warren, C. (2014). Exploring experiences in peer mentoring as a strategy for capacity building in sexual reproductive health and HIV service integration in Kenya. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), 98. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Outlines providers’ mentoring experiences as […]

[Webinar] Peer Mentoring: Considerations for your Program

Thu, Oct 24, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT For young mentees and mentors, peer mentoring has been shown to yield large benefits for these two groups, especially when peer mentors are provided ample training and support, and youth are allowed to lead. This webinar will focus on best practices for peer mentoring programs. […]

When College students mentor high-risk youth: Two important lessons

summarized by Stella Kanchewa Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 69-78. Introduction: Credit bearing service-learning experiences for college students can mutually engender growth among students who participate within these courses and the communities they serve. Students’ experiences within these courses encourage increasing awareness of social inequities (e.g., systemic oppression, marginalization and privilege), particularly biases and […]

New study on benefits of peer mentoring in chronic care

Williams, E. M., Hyer, J. M., Viswanathan, R., Faith, T. D., Voronca, D., Gebregzaibher, M., … & Egede, L. (2018). Peer‐to‐Peer Mentoring for African American Women With Lupus: A Feasibility Pilot. Arthritis care & research, 70(6), 908-917. doi:10.1002/acr.23412 Summarized by Rachel Thompson Notes of Interest: Overall, this study demonstrates that peers can be instrumental in promoting self-management […]

Mentoring key piece of the puzzle in reducing STEM attrition

Written by Charlie Wood, the Christian Science Monitor As a freshman, Stephanie Mula found the University of Massachusetts’s engineering program “overwhelming.” A first-generation college student, she wasn’t sure what to expect, how to get the most out of her classes, or where to look for internships. Nevertheless, she went on to beat the odds of […]

New Research investigates impacts of vocational peer mentors on emerging adults with mental illness

Klodnick, V. V., Sabrella, K., Brenner, C. J., Krzos, I. M., Ellison, M. L., Kaiser, S. M., Davis, M. & Fagan, M. A. (2015). Perspectives of young emerging adults with serious mental health conditions on vocational peer mentors. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 23(4), 226-237. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1063426614565052 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham   Background: Emerging […]