qualitative research

A qualitative exploration of mentoring relationships in the lives of youth in foster care

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Ahrens, K.R., DuBois, D.L., Garrison, M., Spencer, R., Richardson, L.P. & Lozano, P. (2011). Qualitative exploration of relationships with important non-parental adults in the lives of youth in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1012-1023.

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How mentoring can bridge cultural divides

Prietro-Flores, Ò., Feu, J., & Casademont, X. (2016). Assessing intercultural competence as a result of internationalization at home efforts: A case study from the nightingale mentoring program. Journal of Studies in International Education, 20 (5), 437-453. DOI: 10.1177/1028315316662977

 

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New research explores impacts of inconsistent support on youth transitions

Fitzpatrick, J. P. (2015). Supporting young people in transition: Findings from a research study in Scotland. Relational Child & Youth Care Practice, 28(1), 31-36.

 

Summarized by Jessica Cunningham

 

Background:

Children who are involved with social support services … Read the rest

Research illuminates important factors in informal mentoring relationships

bird-feeder-1673849_1280Meltzer, A., Muir, K., & Craig, L. (2016). Being trusted: The perspectives of trusted adults about engaging with young people. Children and Youth Services Review63, 58-66.

 

Summarized by Rachel Rubin

 

Introduction:

As young people move … Read the rest

Research identifies three keys to enhancing mentoring relationships

keychain-633543_1280Futch Ehrlich, V. A., Deutsch, N. L., Fox, C. V., Johnson, H. E., & Varga, S. M. (2016). Leveraging relational assets for adolescent development: A qualitative investigation of youth–adult “connection” in positive youth development. Qualitative Psychology3(1), 59.… Read the rest

Research identifies key program features to support success for youth with disabilities

quotes-729173_1280Lindsay, S., Hartman, L. R., & Fellin, M. (2016). A systematic review of mentorship programs to facilitate transition to post-secondary education and employment for youth and young adults with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation, 38(14), 1329-1340.
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A calm port in the storm: Mentors serve as reliable support for youth in the foster care system

Greeson, J.K., Thompson, A.E., Ali, S., & Wenger, R.S. (2015). It’s good to know that you got somebody that’s not going anywhere: Attitudes and beliefs of older youth in foster care … Read the rest

How a large program in India thinks about mentee risk

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Written by Justin Preston

 

An organization providing one-to-one mentoring support to over 1,300 at-risk and underserved Indian youth and young adults, Mentor Together has years of experience working in five cities across India and online. Their efforts are aimed … Read the rest

Mentors Serve as “Facilitators of Change” for Ex-Offenders

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Garcia, J. (2015). The Importance of the Mentor–Mentee Relationship in Women’s Desistance From Destructive Behaviors. International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, 0306624X14568257.

Summary by Justin Preston

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Desistance, the ongoing process of change in which … Read the rest

The ABC of peer mentoring – what secondary students have to say about cross-age peer mentoring

Screen Shot 2013-03-16 at 7.37.37 PMWillis, P., Bland, R., Manka, L., & Craft, C. (2012).  The ABC of peer mentoring – what secondary students have to say about cross-age peer mentoring in a regional Australian school, Educational  Research and Evaluation: An International Journal on Theory Read the rest