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New research investigates empathy and ethnic identity in mentoring for minority girls

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - November 09, 2017 4584

Peifer, J. S., Lawrence, E. C., Williams, J. L., & Leyton-Armakan, J. (2016). The culture of mentoring: Ethnocultural empathy and ethnic identity in mentoring for minority girls. Cultural Diversity And Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22(3), 440-446. doi:10.1037/cdp0000078 Summarized by Bri Santaniello   Introduction Research all over the world shows mentoring can contribute various positive outcomes in […]


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How to mentor a narcissist: Six strategies for working with difficult mentees

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - November 08, 2017 4496

Editor’s note: Surprisingly few studies have looked at how personality characteristics and disorders affect mentoring relationships. This is unfortunate, given how influential a young person’s personality can be in shaping interactions and outcomes (Turban & Lee, 2007).   In fact, a recently highlighted study, showed that relationships involving mentees with higher narcissism were shorter in duration than […]


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Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Torie Weiston-Serdan on Critical Mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 26, 2017 3946

Written by Vera van den Berg  Torie Weiston-Serdan is the founder of the Youth Mentoring Action Network— a non-profit organization that focuses on youth mentoring. Moreover, Torie Weiston-Serdan is the author of “Critical mentoring: A practical guide”. She examines how marginalized and minority youth are served by mentoring and mentoring organizations. Critical mentoring, central to […]


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Volunteer coaches as mentors: Tapping a natural resource

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 27, 2017 3813

Click above to listen to Mentoring U’s Micheline Mann engage in a lively conversation with Program Director of an innovative coaching program, Project Coach. by Jean Rhodes  This week, we introduce a new podcast that explores a great program, Project Coach, which uses an innovative “cascading mentoring” model to engage students as both coaches and mentees. Mentoring U’s Micheline Mann engages […]


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Good Enough Mentors

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 25, 2017 3743

by Timothy Cavell   In the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Youth Mentoring (DuBois & Karcher, 2013), Chris Elledge and I (Cavell & Elledge, 2013) offered this definition of youth mentoring: Youth men­toring is the practice of using program-sponsored relationships between identified youth and older volunteers (or paraprofessionals) as a context for prevention-focused activities […]


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Transference: A rarely acknowledged dimension of youth mentoring relationships

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 25, 2017 3690

In a recent NYTimes magazine article, therapist Lori Gottlieb discussed the concept of “transference,” a psychoanalytic term coined by Freud. In it, she noted that: “Essentially, “transference” is a jargony way to describe what happens when a patient redirects unconscious feelings toward the therapist, who is often serving as a stand-in for someone else in […]


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Why “intentional” mentoring is so important

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 23, 2017 3618

by Jean Rhodes I’d like to make the case make for intentional mentoring in all youth settings, but I’ll start with a an example from youth sports. The National Council on Youth Sports estimates that more than 45 million youth between 8 and 19 participate in some form of youth sports each year, making it one of […]


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Wide Open Spaces: Bridging the Resource Gap in Rural Mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 3003

Implementing a mentoring program comes with many challenges, including recruiting the right volunteers, enlisting youth into the program, and ensuring that matches have the support they need to thrive and endure. In rural communities, some of these challenges are even more difficult as programs deal with small populations from which to recruit, vast service areas […]


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Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Kristin Humphrey of Partners for Youth with Disabilities

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 3002

Kristin Humphrey is the Mentoring Director at Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD), a Boston-based organization with national impact that matches youth with disabilities with caring adults through one-on-one, group, and online mentoring. Humphrey has worked with youth with disabilities for the past nine years, and has been involved with mentoring for over a decade. […]


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New research highlights role for mentors in improving work outcomes for individuals with disabilities

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 3002

Written by Justin Preston Family and close friends play an integral role in helping people with childhood-onset disabilities attain quality employment as adults, a new study from Oregon State University has found. However, not everyone has an extensive family network available to them. In such a context, a mentor can help bridge the gap and […]


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Policy Corner: October policy updates with Janet Forbush

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 3001

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring October 2017 On October 8 the Trump Administration introduced principles for reform of the U.S. immigration system putting children and families at risk. The release of these principles comes on the heels of the announcement from the Administration made last month […]


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Youth-initiated mentoring: An idea whose time has come

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 2984

by Jean Rhodes A growing number of studies have demonstrated the benefits of youth-initiated mentoring in which, rather than being assigned a mentor, young people are provided with the skills and scaffolding to recruit caring adults from their own networks. Last week, we highlighted a study in which Dutch researchers demonstrated the effectiveness of this […]


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International students team up with Berkman Klein mentors to learn open source development

Berkman Center for Internet & Society - October 11, 2017 2955


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This summer six students from around the world remotely worked on the development of open source projects with mentorship from members of the Berkman Klein community through the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program.



Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Levi van Dam

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 21, 2017 1850

Written by Jelle de Graaf Levi van Dam is a child psychologist and developer of Youth initiated Mentoring (YIM) in the Netherlands. During his previous work in youth care, Levi has experience directly working with young people in residential homes that experienced multiple challenges like addiction and psychological disorders. Today Levi is working towards his […]


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Policy Corner: Janet Forbush on September policy developments

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 21, 2017 1850

  Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring September 2017 Amidst the recent backdrop of several devastating hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme losses of human life and massive human peril and disruption, there have been magnificent glimpses of the resilience and grace of human beings helping one another try to […]


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Mentoring in the News: Focus on the relationship in after-school programs

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 21, 2017 1850

Written by Nancy Deutsch, University of Virginia Curry School of Education When the bell rings at the end of the school day, students run from the classroom to a host of different activities. Some will work with adults to build on the lessons they learned in the classroom. Others will join a sports team, orchestra […]


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Youth mentoring is rapidly expanding across Europe: Here’s one reason

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 21, 2017 1849

By Jean Rhodes, Òscar Prieto-Flores, & Justin Preston The U.S. continues to account for the largest proportion of mentoring interventions in the world, but many new programs and networks have begun to emerge in continental Europe. There is a new European Centre for Evidence-Based Mentoring, and new programs such as Mentor·Ring Hamburg in 2010 and Netzwerk […]


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Blog: Incubators, accelerators and funding opportunities for indie devs

Gamasutra - September 12, 2017 1357

A work-in-progress list of incubators, accelerators and funding opportunities for indie game developers. ...


Profiles in Mentoring: Varsha Waishampayan and her work mentoring professionals

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 08, 2017 1111

By Meg Fry, njbiz.com When Varsha Waishampayan traveled to see her parents in India last year while on sabbatical from her job as director of asset and information management at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she got the same advice she has heard at home for years. This time, it stuck. Her father, a retired professor, was as insistent […]


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Personalized learning in schools has implications for mentoring programs too

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 07, 2017 1068

By Emily Berman, for the Huffington Post Tara’s eyes lit up in a way I had not seen before. I could almost hear what she was thinking: “Felicia is amazing.” Felicia, a local organizer for the NAACP, had just given a talk to our students about how to make change and organize in their community. […]


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Please come to Boston…Fall international short course on quality mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 07, 2017 1066

Jean Rhodes Please join us for an International Short Course sponsored by the UMB/MENTOR and European Centers for Evidence-Based Mentoring (CEBM) and Mass Mentoring (MMP) on October 4 and 5, 2017.  Youth mentoring is growing rapidly in the U.S., Europe and across the globe. Last year, the European CEBM was launched and this past Spring the ECBM hosted […]


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Register now!

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 29, 2017 578

STRENGTHENING QUALITY TO BROADEN IMPACT Please join us for an International Short Course sponsored by the UMB/MENTOR and European Centers for Evidence-Based Mentoring (CEBM) and Mass Mentoring (MMP). Youth mentoring is growing rapidly in the U.S., Europe and across the globe. Last year, the European CEBM was launched and this past Spring the ECBM hosted an international short […]


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From Climbing Walls to a Culture of Caring

Educause Review - August 28, 2017 523

Search Advertisement From Climbing Walls to a Culture of Caring Authors: by and Published: Monday, August 28, 2017 Collection: In Print PDF: Creating a culture of caring can result in staff who will be more engaged, more committed, and more productive, who will encourage others, and who will live longer lives. Back in the 1990s to the mid-2000s, a phenomenon swept the United States in higher education: swanky new recreation centers with impressive new climbing walls. For the colleges and universities that followed the trend, these centers became a highlight of every campus tour as a way to help convince students that this institution was the school for them and that their lives—with the cascade of multicolored plastic rocks at their fingertips—would finally be complete.

Engagement and mentor support in youth development programs as an avenue to foster adolescent social development

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 24, 2017 287

Chapman, C. M., Deane, K. L., Harré, N., Courtney, M. G., & Moore, J. (2017). Engagement and mentor support as drivers of social development in the Project K Youth Development Program. Journal of youth and adolescence, 46(3), 644-655. Summarized by Kirsten Christensen   Introduction Given that we are inherently social creatures, adolescence is a particularly critical time […]


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Policy Corner: Janet Forbush on the latest policy implications for mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 24, 2017 287

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring August 2017 Update The recent troubling and nation changing event in Charlottesville, VA reminds us as advocates for the well-being of children, youth, and families that it is time to get  our positive perspectives tuned up for the fall legislative season […]


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Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Veronica Fruiht

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 24, 2017 286

Written by Kirsten Christensen Veronica Fruiht is an Assistant professor and researcher at Dominican University of California. Her research interests center around the construct of hope and mentoring relationships among young people. Specifically, Dr. Fruiht is interested in understanding and uncovering how hope and positive, supportive relationships influence adolescent and young adults’ academic goals and […]


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New research examines long-term benefits of intensive mentoring for at-risk youth

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 24, 2017 286

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 By August 24, 2017 Eddy, J. M., Martinez, C. R., Grossman, J. B., Cearley, J. J., Herrera, D., Wheeler, A. C., … & Harachi, T. W. (2017). A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Long-Term Professional Mentoring Program for Children at Risk: Outcomes Across the First 5 Years. Prevention Science, 1-12. Summarized by Rachel Rubin Background: Although parents and other close relatives are usually the main sources of support for children, sometimes youth need additional supports. In these cases, nonfamilial adults play an essential role in children’s positive development.