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New study advances our understanding of mentor relationship development

Drew, A. L., & Spencer, R. (2021). Mentors’ approach to relationship-building and the supports they provide to youth: A qualitative investigation of community-based mentoring relationships. Children and Youth Services Review, 121, 105846.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105846 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Given how important mentoring relationships are in promoting positive youth development, it’s important to understand how […]

New study proposes a model of attunement for mentoring relationships

Gilkerson, L., & Pryce, J. (2020). The mentoring FAN: A conceptual model of attunement for youth development settings. Journal of Social Work Practice, 0(0), 1–16.  https://doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2020.1768516 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although youth mentoring has increased in popularity over the years, many mentoring relationships are still ending prematurely.  Because there’s a limited amount of […]