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Issue No. 14

This issue looks at the following article

  • Davielle Lakind, Marc Atkins, J.Mark Eddy. “Youth mentoring relationships in context: Mentor perceptions of youth, environment, and the mentor role” Children and Youth Services Review 53 (2015) 52–60

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Issue No. 13

This issue looks at the following article

  • Johanna K.P. Greeson, Allison E. Thompson, Samira Ali, and Rebecca Stern Wenger. “It’s good to know that you got somebody that’s not going anywhere: Attitudes and beliefs of older youth in foster care about child welfare-based natural mentoring” Children and Youth Services Review 48 (2015): 140-149.

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Issue No. 12

This issue looks at the following articles:

  • Lakind, D., Eddy, J., & Zell, A. (2014) Mentoring Youth at High Risk: The Perspectives of Professional Mentors Child & Youth Care Forum;Dec2014, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p705
  • Petosa, R.L., & Smith, L.H. (2014). Peer mentoring for health behaviour change: A systematic review. American Journal of Health Education, 45, 351- 357.
  • Hurd, N,. & Sellers, R. (2013) Black adolescents’ relationships with natural mentors: Associations with academic engagement via social and emotional development. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Vol 19(1), 76-85
Issue No. 11

This issue looks at the following articles:

  • Willis, P. (2012). The ABC of peer mentoring – what secondary students have to say about cross-age peer mentoring in a regional Australian school. Educational Research and Evaluation, 18(2), 173-185.
  • Weiler, L.M., Zimmerman, T.S., Haddock, S., & Krafchick, J. (2014). Understanding the experience of mentor families in therapeutic youth mentoring Journal of Community Psychology, 42 (1), 80-98
  • Gettings, P.E., & Wilson, S.R. (2014). Examining commitment and relational maintenance in formal youth mentoring relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 1-27
  • Eby, L.T., Durley, J.R., Evans, S.C., & Ragins, B.R. (2006). The relationship between short-term mentoring benefits and long-term mentoring outcomes. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 69: 424–444.
Issue No. 10

This issue looks at the following articles:

  • Haswell, MR, Blignault, I, Fitzpatrick, S and Jackson Pulver, L, 2013 The Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Indigenous Youth: Reviewing and Extending the Evidence and Examining its Implications for Policy and Practice, Muru Marri, UNSW Sydney.
  • Thompson, R.B., Corsello, M., McReyn-olds, S., & Conklin-Powers, B. (2013). A longitudinal study of family socioeco-nomic status (SES) variables as predic-tors of socio-emotional resilience among mentored youth. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learn-ing, 21 (4),
  • Mallory, C., Sears, B., Hasenbush, and Susman, A. 2014 Ensuring Access to Mentoring Programs for LGBTQ Youth. The Williams Institute.
  • Tapia, M, Alarid, L, and Enriquez, A. (2013) Court-Ordered Mentoring Pro-grams of Adjudicated Juveniles: When should youth be referred? Justice Poli-cy Journal Volume 10, Number 2
  • Cavell, Timothy A. and Joye L. Henrie. 2010. “Deconstructing serendipity: Focus, purpose and authorship in lunch buddy mentoring.” New Direc-tions for Youth Development No. 126: 107-121.
Issue No. 9

This issue looks at the following articles:

  • Dang, M.T., & Miller, E. (2013). “Characteristics of natural mentoring relationships from the perspective of homeless youth”. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing Advance online publication.
  • Nunez, J., Rosario, P., Vallejo, G., & Gonzalez-Pienda, J. A. (2013). “A longitudinal assessment of the effectiveness of a school-based mentoring program in middle school”. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 38, 11-21.
  • Panopoulos, A. & Sarri, K. (2013). “E-mentoring: The adoption process and innovation challenge”. International Journal of Information Management, 33, 217-226
  • Miller, S., Connolly, P. & Maguire, L.K. (2011). “A Follow-Up Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of the Effects of Business in the Community’s Time to Read mentoring programme”, Belfast: Centre for  Effective Education, Queen’s University Belfast.
Issue No. 8

This issue looks at the following articles:

  • Schwartz, S., Rhodes, J., Spencer, R., & Grossman, J. (2013) “Youth Initiated Mentoring: Investigating a New Approach to Working with Vulnerable Adolescents” American Journal of Community Psychology
  • Taussig, H et al (2012) “RCT of a Mentoring and Skills Group Program: Placement and Permanency Outcomes for Foster Youth” Pediatrics Volume 130, Number 1
  • Leach, C. J., Green, L. S., & Grant, A. M. (2011) “Flourishing Youth Provision: The Potential Role of Positive Psychology and Coaching in Enhancing Youth Services”. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 9(1). 44-58.
  • DuBois, D., Portillo, N., Rhodes, E., & Silverthorn, N. (2011) “How Effective Are Mentoring Programs for Youth? A Systematic Assessment of the Evidence” Psychological Science in the Public Interest 12(2) 57–91
Issue No. 7

This issue asks whether mentoring is worth the investment. We also look at the following articles:

  • Taussig, Heather N. and Sara E. Culhane. (2010) “Impact of a Mentoring and Skills Group Program on Mental Health Outcomes for Maltreated Children in Foster Care” Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2010, 164(8): 739-746
  • Herrera, Carla, David L. DuBois, & Jean Baldwin Grossman. (2013). The Role of Risk: Mentoring Experiences and Outcomes for Youth with Varying Risk Profiles. New York, NY: A Public/Private Ventures project distributed by MDRC.
  • Medina,Juanjo, Robert Ralphs, & Judith Aldridge (2012). “Mentoring siblings of gang members: A template for reaching families of gang members?” Children & Society, 26, 14-24.
  • Schwartz, Sarah E.O., Jean E. Rhodes, Carla Herrera. (2012) “The influence of meeting time on academic outcomes in school-based mentoring” Children and Youth Services Review (34) 2319–2326
Issue No. 6

This issue spotlights the effect of school-based mentoring on young people. We also look at the following articles:

  • Hickman, Gregory and Deidre Wright. 2011. “Academic and School Behavioral Variables as Predictors of High School Graduation Among At-Risk Adolescents Enrolled in a Youth-Based Mentoring Program.” The Journal of At-Risk Issues 16(1): 25-33.
  • Spencer, Renne, Mary Elizabeth Collins, Rolanda Ward, Svetlana Smashnaya. 2010. “Mentoring for Young People Leaving Foster Care: Promise and Potential Pitfalls.” Social Work 55(3): 225-234.
  • William, Charles A. 2011. “Mentoring and Social Skills Training: Ensuring Better Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care.” Child Welfare90(1): 59-74.
  • Sanchez, Bernadette, Patricia Esparza, Luciano Berardi and Julia Pryce. 2011. “Mentoring in the Context of Latino Youth’s Broader Village During Their Transition From High School.” Youth Society43(1): 225-252.
Issue No. 5

This issue spotlights whether programs should include parents in the mentoring process. We also look at the following articles:

  • Rhodes, Jean E. and Renne Spencer. 2010. “Structuring mentoring relationships for competence, character and purpose.” New Directions for Youth Development 126: 149-152.
  • Whitney, Stephen D., Elise N. Hendricker, and Cheryl A. Offutt. 2011. “Moderating Factors of Natural Mentoring Relationships, Problem Behaviours, and Emotional Well-being.” Mentoring and Tutoring; Partnerships in Learning 19(1): 83-105.
  • Grossman, Jean B., Christian S. Chan, Sarah E.O. Schwartz, Jean E. Rhodes. 2011. “The Test of Time in School-Based Mentoring: The Role of Relationship Duration and Re-Matching on Academic Outcomes.” American Journal of Psychology. Published on line.
  • O’Neill, Kevin D., Mahboubeh Asgari, and Yi Ran Dong. 2011. “Trade-Offs Between Perceptions of Success and Planned Outcomes in an Online Mentoring Program.” Mentoring and Tutoring; Partnerships in Learning 19(1): 45-63.