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Profiles in Mentoring: A Conversation with Dr. Alex Werntz about “that magic key ingredient” of mentoring and paraprofessional service delivery

Interviewed by Jean Rhodes Alexandra Werntz  is a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Jean Rhodes at the Center for Evidence-based Mentoring and with Dr. Bethany Teachman at the University of Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia in 2020, specializing in supportive accountability for technology-delivered interventions. Her dissertation focused on […]

Scaling supportive accountability and the future of mentoring relationships

By Julia Freeland Fisher, Christensen Institute Last spring, I had the chance to speak with Jean Rhodes, a leading researcher in the world of mentoring, and author of the book Older and Wiser: New Ideas for Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century. For schools managing yet another year of pandemic upheavals, Rhodes’ findings offer a […]

How to Help Kids Process the Trauma of Covid

By Tish Harrison Warren, The New York Times Last year, my sister was asked to write an article on how to make holidays fun for children in the middle of the pandemic. On a walk, we brainstormed about ways to celebrate without group gatherings. We wanted a respite for kids after a dark, hard year. […]

Important new systematic review of e-mentoring: Implications for youth health

Kaufman, M. R., Levine, D., Casella, A., & DuBois, D. L. (2021). E-Mentoring to Address Youth Health: A Systematic Review. Adolescent Research Review. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40894-021-00172-3 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: E-mentoring has become more popular over the years. However, despite the fact that e-mentoring is being incorporated into more youth mentoring programs, there is still limited […]

The opportunities and pitfalls of increasing formal youth mentoring program efforts to address loneliness

Keller, T. E., Perry, M., & Spencer, R. (2020). Reducing Social Isolation Through Formal Youth Mentoring: Opportunities and Potential Pitfalls. Clinical Social Work Journal, 48(1), 35–45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-019-00727-x Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although research primarily examines the impact of loneliness and social isolation on the aging population, not many scholars examine how they affect young […]

[Webinar] Mentoring LGBTQ+ Youth: Implementing the LGBTQ+ Supplement

Date: Oct 21, 2021 01:00 PM EST Last year, MENTOR collaborated with Dr. Christian Rummell to develop and carry out a pilot program that guided a small cohort of youth mentoring programs with training and technical assistance. Join MENTOR in the next collaborative mentoring webinar to learn about their experience with the pilot program and how mentoring […]

Fostering Healthy Futures for Teens: Permanency outcomes of a mentoring intervention for teens with child welfare involvement

Taussig, H.N., Bender, K., Bennett, R., Combs, K.M., Fireman, O., Wertheimer, R. (2019). Mentoring for Teens with Child Welfare Involvement: Permanency Outcomes from a Randomized Controlled Trial of the Fostering Healthy Futures for Teens Program. Child Welfare 97(5), 1-24. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  With more and more children entering their teenage years, there is a […]

PRESENTING: Mentoring Europe

By Mentoring Europe Why are we changing our name? After 5 years of highlighting the field of mentoring in Europe, building a mentoring community and facilitating the sharing of evidence and practices, we are taking the next step for mentoring in Europe. We are consolidating all of our activities and renaming ourselves as Mentoring Europe. […]

What benefits does mentoring have on the developmental outcomes of Latinx youths? New review has answers!

de los Reyes, W., Sánchez, B., Polo, A., Quiroz, A., Thursby, K., O’Donnell, A., & Monjaras-Gaytan, L. Y. (2021). Mentoring Latinx Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review. Adolescent Research Review. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40894-021-00156-3 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although many youth mentoring programs serve youths of color, there is still uncertainty about whether they are designed to […]

New research agenda by MENTOR introduces four key priorities for future mentoring research

MENTOR (2021) Growing Insights and Innovations: A Research Agenda for the Modern Youth Mentoring. MENTOR.  https://www.mentoring.org/resource/growing-insights-and-innovations-a-research-agenda-for-the-modern-youth-mentoring-movement/ Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although the field of mentoring has grown and evolved over the years, there’s still the question of what the expectations are for youth mentoring. This research agenda summarizes four key priorities for […]