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What are the associations between youth mentoring relationship quality & depressive symptoms?

Browne, R., Jarjoura, G. R., Keller, T. E., Tanyu, M., Herrera, C., & Schwartz, S. E. O. (2022). Mentoring and depressive symptoms of youth: Examining prospective and interactive associations with mentoring relationship quality. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12608 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Depression is associated with a variety of issues that can negatively […]

Can after-school music-based mentoring programs improve academic outcomes for low-income students?

Holbrook, H. M., Martin, M., Glik, D., Hudziak, J. J., Copeland, W. E., Lund, C., & Fender, J. G. (2022). Music-Based Mentoring and Academic Improvement in High-Poverty Elementary Schools. Journal of Youth Development, 17(1), 33–53.  https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2022.1116 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: The achievement gap between low-socioeconomic status (low-SES) students and their higher SES counterparts […]

What qualities are needed for mentoring aboriginal youth in Australia?

Munday, J., & Rowley, J. (2022). Cultural collaboration: Mentor attributes needed when working with Aboriginal youth. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 30(3), 280–292.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2070992 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Mentoring is a promising intervention for aboriginal youth because it aligns with indigenous learning approaches & teachings. This is reinforced by findings that suggest […]

New study on school-based “motivation interviewing mentorship” intervention in India

Hart, M. J., Sable, R., Gupta, A., Boddu, J., & McQuillin, S. D. (2022). Adapting a School-Based Motivational Interviewing Mentoring Program for Use in India. School Psychology International, 43(2), 196–216. https://doi.org/10.1177/01430343221080782 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Youth mentoring is a common approach that is increasingly being implemented abroad to promote supportive, caring relationships and positive […]

Study highlights the mentoring experiences and needs of adolescents & professionals in youth residential care?

Harder, A. T., Eenshuistra, A., & Knorth, E. J. (2022). Feeling Better: Experiences and Needs of Adolescents and Professionals Regarding Their Mentoring Relationship in Residential Youth Care. Child & Youth Care Forum, 51(3), 613–631.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-021-09645-x Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Youth in residential care exhibit more severe issues than youth in family-style group care and […]

[Webinar] Incorporating a Strengths-Based Mindset into Mentor Training and Program Policies

Date: Jun 23, 2022 01:00 PM EST Building a strengths-based mindset is essential for promoting youth & family potential. However, it takes more than just good intentions to guarantee its incorporation into mentoring programs. Join this month’s webinar to learn more about how mentoring practitioners can build & sustain a strengths-based approach to program development […]

Haines: Mentoring vital to bridging relationship gap for youth in foster care

By Christina Haines, Boston Herald As adults, we have autonomy in our relationships. Youth in foster care have much less control over theirs. Many of their relationships with adults — biological family, foster caregivers, teachers, social workers, and other professionals — are directed by policies and laws that determine their parameters. It’s not uncommon for […]

How Mentors Support Young Adults as They Gain Awareness of Societal Inequality and Engage in Social Action

Authors: Lidia Y. Monjaras-Gaytan & Bernadette Sánchez Young people have been at the forefront of many sociopolitical issues — whether they are protesting, getting involved with community organizing, sharing their views on social issues on social media, or simply challenging their friends’ racist opinions. They are demonstrating that at a young age, they are becoming […]

Older & Wiser receives the 2023 Eleanor Maccoby Book Award from the American Psychological Association’s Developmental Psychology Division.

Jean Rhodes’ new book, “Older and wiser: New ideas for youth mentoring in the 21st Century (Harvard University Press)” has been named the winner of the 2023 Eleanor Maccoby Book Award from the American Psychological Association’s Developmental Psychology Division. The Maccoby Award honors a book in the field of psychology that has had or promises […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters receives a $122.6 million donation to mentor kids

By Elizabeth Blair, NPR  Artis Stevens says he had no idea it was coming. The president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America says he “was in awe” when MacKenzie Scott’s representatives called with the news the mentoring organization would receive $122.6 million. “They told me the information and told me the number […]