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Mentoring program promotes social and emotional well-being of young immigrants in Spain

Sánchez-Aragón, A., Belzunegui-Eraso, A., & Prieto-Flores, Ò. (2021). Results of Mentoring in the Psychosocial Well-Being of Young Immigrants and Refugees in Spain. Healthcare, 9(1), 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9010013 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence has shown that non-parental figures play an important role in the social inclusion of vulnerable communities and that mentoring can help promote positive […]

The importance of promoting gifted youths’ psychosocial skills & providing insider knowledge

Subotnik, R. F., Olszewski‐Kubilius, P., Khalid, M., & Finster, H. (2021). A developmental view of mentoring talented students in academic and nonacademic domains. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 199–207. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14286 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Research shows how beneficial teachers, mentors, and coaches are for gifted students’ academic & non-academic […]

[Webinar] Caregiver Engagement: A Key to Quality Mentoring and Social Justice

Date: Apr 15, 2021 01:00 PM EST Although familial adult figures have influential roles in quality youth mentoring matches and their children’s futures, parents, guardians, & caregivers of color and those from working-class backgrounds are often excluded from mentoring programs.    This webinar highlights the detriments of devaluing marginalized parents & caregivers and discusses how this […]

Coaching and Mentoring: Two sides of the same coin?

Stokes, P., Diochon, P. F., & Otter, K. (2021). “Two sides of the same coin?” Coaching and mentoring and the agentic role of context. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 142–152. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14316 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Because of all the similarities between mentoring and coaching, it’s hard for many people […]

New study explores how mentors may threaten or promote healthy autonomous decision making in youth

Davis, A. L., & McQuillin, S. D. (2021). Supporting autonomy in youth mentoring relationships.  Journal of Community Psychology, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22567 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although it’s important for mentors to help and guide their mentees, there are positive and negative implications of mentors influencing their mentees’ decision-making.  This study reviews the literature […]

A field at a crossroad: how the bilateral framework can push the field forward

Cavell, T. A., Spencer, R., & McQuillin, S. D. (2021). Back to the Future: Mentoring as Means and End in Promoting Child Mental Health. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 0(0), 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2021.1875327 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  The mentoring field has reached a turning point where researchers and practitioners have to decide whether […]

Mentoring Innovations in Times of Crisis: Serving Youth with Disabilities

By Kristin Humphrey (Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD)), National Mentoring Resource Center The coronavirus has created an unprecedented crisis which has impacted the way we live, work, and interact.  Mentors are needed now more than ever to support youth during this time of COVID-19, providing comfort, connection, and suggestions to navigate this uncharted environment.  […]

Mentoring in the era of COVID-19: Nine experts in the field weigh in

By Justin Preston and Monica Arkin Featuring Dr. Tim Cavell,  Janet Forbush, Michael Garringer, Dr. Samuel Dale McQuillin , Dr. Òscar Prieto-Flores, Dr. Bernadette Sánchez, Szilvia Simon, Dr. Renée Spencer, & Dr. Lindsey Weiler  Additional experts mentioned in this piece: Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan, Steve Vassor, Dr. Noelle Hurd, & Dr. Belle Liang The world seems […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ CEO Shares How the Nonprofit’s Model Stands the Test of Time

By: Artis Stevens (President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America), Salesforce “It takes a village to raise a child.” It’s an age-old African proverb that’s been quoted often and yet the power of this line could not be more relevant than now. A social and economic environment that was already a hardship […]

Research Alert: New Study Explores Program Factors That Influence Early Match Closures

By Mike Garringer (MENTOR National), National Mentoring Resource Center We are happy to announce that some innovative original research developed by the National Mentoring Resource Center has been accepted into the journal Prevention Science and published earlier this year. Research Board members Sam McQuillin (Univ. of South Carolina) and Michael Lyons (Univ. of Virginia) led […]