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The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring (2014)

August 3, 2015
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http://www.mentoring.org/mentoringeffect

Mary Bruce and John Bridgeland

Search Terms: mentoring, survey of youth

Summary: Stressful situations can cause teenagers to feel overburdened and fall into a pattern of self-destruction that includes skipping school, excessive drug use or drinking or engaging in illegal activities. Mentoring programs can support teens through troubling times and prevent exposure to negativity to ensure a proactive journey in their time of need. An ambitious nationwide survey of mentored youth, the first of its kind, combined with an extensive review of literature.

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Characteristics of Natural Mentoring Relationships from the Perspectives of Homeless Youth (2013)

August 3, 2015
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Characteristics of Natural Mentoring Relationships from the Perspectives of Homeless Youth

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcap.12038/abstract

Michelle T. Dang, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, and Elizabeth Miller MD, PhD

Search terms: Homeless youth, natural mentor, social support

Summary: Homeless youth experience high risks for poor mental health outcomes. This is the first published qualitative study on natural mentoring relationships as reported by homeless youth. A key finding was the sense of loss expressed by participants regarding parental relationships and how their natural mentors served as surrogate parents.

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Mentoring programs: A framework to inform program development, research, and evaluation (2006)

August 3, 2015
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jcop.20125/abstract

Michael J. Karcher, Gabriel P. Kuperminc, Sharon G. Portwood, Cynthia L. Sipe and Andrea S. Taylor

Search Terms: mentoring

Summary: Mentoring programs can support teens through troubling times and prevent exposure to negativity to ensure a proactive journey in their time of need. This study reviews current strategies, evaluates their relative merit, and concludes that in order to improve intervention more research on the context, structure and goals of mentoring programs must be undertaken.

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Mentoring adolescent foster youth: promoting resilience during developmental transitions (2006)

August 3, 2015
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2006.00427.x/abstract

K.L Osterling and A.M. Hines

Search Terms: emancipation, foster youth, independent living skills, leaving care, mentoring, resilience

Summary: The current exploratory study used quantitative and qualitative data from an evaluation of the ‘Advocates to Successful Transition to Independence’ program, a mentoring program designed to train mentors to assist older adolescent foster youth in acquiring skills and resources needed for successful transition out of foster care and into adulthood. The study was conducted in two phases over two years. Quantitative methods were used to describe characteristics of the older adolescent foster youth and advocates, and qualitative methods were used to describe the experiences of youth and advocates in the program.

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Mentoring: A Promising Strategy for Youth Development (2002)

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Mentoring: A Promising Strategy for Youth Development

http://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2002/02/MentoringRB.pdf

Susan M. Jekielek, M.A., Kristin A. Moore, Ph.D., Elizabeth C. Hair, Ph.D. and Harriet J. Scarupa, M.S

Search Terms: mentoring, volunteering

Summary: Adolescence can be a difficult time for teenagers to handle as the growth period represents a time of physical changes, mental confusion, and difficulty fitting into different types of social environments. At the same time mentoring has become more popular as a means for adults to “give back” to their community. This study critiques the monolithic idea of “mentoring” – for instance, by comparing outcomes from group mentoring with those of one-on-one relationships – to raise concerns about well-meaning adults who seek to get involved in that way.

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