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Ways mentor training and program support can predict premature mentorship terminations

McQuillin, S. D., & Lyons, M. D. (2021). A National Study of Mentoring Program Characteristics and Premature Match Closure: The Role of Program Training and Ongoing Support. Prevention Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-020-01200-9 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although mentoring is a common and effective way to advocate for positive youth development, mentorships that end prematurely can be […]

Why It Is Not Always Possible To Get Closure

Dr.  Jennifer Harman (partially abridged and reposted from ScienceofRelationships.com) Attachment theorists would argue that closure occurs when we eliminate ambiguous feelings we have toward a person who we feel emotionally connected.2 … Dr. Gary Lewandowski has researched what happens to our “self” when we experience relationship loss. He found that the more we self-expand in our relationships—meaning, […]