underrepresented populations

Phrasing, please: New research highlights impact of comparisons using gendered language

Posted by Alex Shaskevitch, Futurity.org

Saying something like “girls are as good as boys at math” might come with good intentions and the intent to encourage, but it can backfire, according to new paper.

Although well-meaning, the statement, which parents … Read the rest

New program combines coding and mentoring to help at-risk youth

Written by Jessica Guynn and Megan Diskin, USA TODAY

CAMARILLO and SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — Inside an aging brick facility ringed by a chain-link fence and agricultural fields, 14 young people convicted of violent crimes are trying to program a … Read the rest

Therapeutic services for LGBT people: Implications for mentoring

By Luca Pax and RP Whitmore-Bard with Queer Asterisk Therapeutic Services.

reprinted from mentoring.org

As queer and trans people, we are incredibly resilient but we are also a vulnerable population. In recent decades, an increase in queer and trans visibility … Read the rest

New research shows the link between mentoring, racial discrimination and coping efficacy

Notes of Interest: This new study is the first to examine the association between discrimination and coping efficacy and to look at how mentoring is linked to this association. By doing so, this study provides insight into, for example, potentially … Read the rest

Policy Corner: June updates with Janet Forbush

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Policy Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring

June 2018

In the late May Public Policy Column for the Chronicle readers were informed of recent testimony of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos regarding the … Read the rest

New research highlights differential effects of natural mentors on youth eating disorders

Editor’s Note: This study highlights the importance of both recognizing the benefits of a mentoring relationship for youth who are experiencing difficulties with their body self-image as well as the limits of a supportive mentoring relationship in youth diagnosed with Read the rest

Donors bet big on paid mentoring: Does it work?

Written by Michael Fitzgerald, The Chronicle of Social Change

Mentoring saved 41-year-old Gary Clemons’ life.

Separated from his mother at age 5, running with violent gangs at 15, father to a visually disabled child at 19, and homeless at 24 … Read the rest

New research shows elderly at risk of social isolation: Implications for mentoring

Posted by Jared Wadley on futurity.org

One in five older adults is socially isolated from family or friends, increasing their risks for poor mental and physical health, as well as higher rates of mortality, a new study shows.

Researchers investigated … Read the rest

Wise feedback: How to Provide Critical Feedback Across the Racial Divide

Yaeger, D. S. et al., (2014). Breaking the Cycle of Mistrust: Wise Interventions to Provide Critical Feedback Across the Racial Divide. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 143, 804–824

From the abstract

Three double-blind randomized field experiments examined the effects of … Read the rest

New research investigates the benefits of mindfulness for college mentors

Editor’s Note: Mentor training is a key piece of many mentoring programs. Mentor-centric skills are an area that is less-studied than the ways in which mentors can relate to their mentees, foster quality relationships, and so on. This study takes Read the rest