Predictors of foster care youths’ engagement in preventive interventions

Hambrick, E., Lee, S.-K., Weiler, L., Collins, J. O., Rhodes, T., & Taussig, H. (2022). Engagement in a preventive intervention for preadolescent children in foster care: Considerations for intervention design. Child Psychiatry & Human Development. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: High levels of engagement are essential for preventative interventions. However, it’s challenging […]

Upcoming international conference on mentoring youths facing adversity

‘Mentoring Young People Facing Adversity’ International Conference Friday, 12 October 2018 (10.30am- 4.30pm), Ireland ‘Mentoring young people facing adversity: exploring the intersection of theory and practice through the perspectives of participants and stakeholders’. An international conference hosted by Foróige in conjunction with the Global Youth Mentoring Network. Mentoring interventions for young people facing adversity in […]

We can all learn from the late George Albee

Editors Note: George Albee (1921-2006) was an influential mentor in my life and, by association, the “grandmentor” of many young scholars in the field of mentoring. In this interview, from Lifelines we hear about the intellectual basis for our field and the need for prevention services. I am grateful to Lifelines for conducting and posting this interview. George […]

Prevention Corner: My visit to the 2013 Mentoring Summit (Part 1)

Three weeks ago I attended the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the excellent work being done to promote the health and well-being of our nations’ youth! I had a chance share some the work done last year by my research team. Much of it was in collaboration […]

Chicago Mentoring Program Effective in Reducing Youth Violence - The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Chicago mentoring program proves effective in reducing youth violence

Cheng, T., Haynie, D., Brenner, R., Wright, J., Chung, S., & Simons-Morton, B. (2008). Effectiveness of a mentor-implemented, violence prevention intervention for assault-injured youths presenting to   the emergency department: Results of a randomized trial. Pediatrics, 122, 938-946. Effectiveness of mentor-implemented, violence prevention intervention for assault-injured youths Problem: In the United States, violent injuries are […]