BUSSW doctoral program graduate Grace Gowdy (SSW’19) and professors Renée Spencer and Daniel P. Miller lead new research on characteristics associated with informal mentorship By Maura King Scully, Boston University School of Social Work “It takes a village to raise a child.” The African proverb, connoting the importance of adult involvement beyond parents for children’s […]
By The Annie E. Casey Foundation Young people with foster care experience know best what they need to heal, grow and thrive. As a result, it’s critical for child welfare leaders to enlist youth as integral partners in addressing their needs and planning for their future. Staff from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey […]
By Anya Kamenetz, NPR The pandemic is having a significant impact on youths’ mental health. With the loss of routines and milestones, many are struggling to cope. This NPR podcast episode/article discusses some of the ways parents can help support teens and when teens should seek professional help. To access the resource, please click here. […]
By Pavan Bhatia and Ashok Regmi, International Youth Foundation After the clock strikes midnight on January 1st, 2021, people across the globe will have, against the odds, made it through one of the most trying years of the 21st century. As that hour draws near, practitioners across fields—policymakers, health workers, educators, business leaders, and grassroots […]
Schenk, L., Sentse, M., Lenkens, M., Nagelhout, G. E., Engbersen, G., & Severiens, S. (2020). Instrumental Mentoring for Young Adults: A Multi-Method Study. Journal of Adolescent Research, 0743558420979123. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558420979123 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although there is a limited amount of research on instrumental mentoring, where the mentor supports the mentee to accomplish […]
By Stell Simonton, Youth Today The youth vote took center stage this week when a leaked video showed a Republican activist rejoicing that fewer college students might vote since many campuses were closed. Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, a youth nonprofit championing the free market and limited government, said the college student vote […]
By Rachel Stephens-Murphy, America’s Promise Alliance In mid-March, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In the weeks that followed, students’ in-school and out-of-school learning environments were dramatically upended, with the vast majority of students participating in some form of online learning at the time. Since that rapid shift, educators, school administrators, out-of-school […]
Gowdy, G., Miller, D. P., & Spencer, R. (2020). Expanding and deepening our understanding of which young people are most likely to have an informal mentor. Children and Youth Services Review, 108, 104490. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104490 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Approximately 50% of young people do not have an informal mentor There’s a lack of […]
Topics of Interest
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring PartnershipNovember 12, 2014 -
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
- Academic Web PagesAugust 6, 2012 -
Academic Web Pages is the leading provider of customized websites for researchers, centers, nonprofits, and universities. AWP designed and has contributed generously to the creation of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring.