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Researchers Examine Benefits of Informal Mentoring for Young People

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 […]

Identifying attributes of natural youth mentoring relationships

Deutsch, N. L., Mauer, V. A., Johnson, H. E., Grabowska, A. A., & Arbeit, M. R. (2020). “[My counselor] knows stuff about me, but [my natural mentor] actually knows me”: Distinguishing characteristics of youth’s natural mentoring relationships. Children and Youth Services Review, 111, 104879. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104879 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Despite the evidence that […]

New study examines the mentoring experience of unaccompanied refugee minors

Raithelhuber, E. (2019). ‘If we want, they help us in any way’: how ‘unaccompanied refugee minors’ experience mentoring relationships. European Journal of Social Work, 0(0), 1–16. doi:10.1080/13691457.2019.1606787 Summarized by Cyanea Poon Notes of Interest: Mentoring youths is an international movement, but little is known about the process of mentorship for unaccompanied refugee minors. This study […]

Sustaining the volunteer base for mentoring programs

By Meanie Ervin, Director of Communication, Adopt A Class A repost from National Mentoring Resource Center Hi Friends, It’s Melanie Ervin, Director of Communication of Adopt A Class. I am here to share our work and 3 lessons we’ve learned that has sustained our program year over year. But first, What is Adopt A Class? Adopt […]