Reflections on Research Podcast

The Reflections on Research podcast offers practitioners, policymakers, and leaders in youth mentoring a fun and accessible way to learn about the latest research and reflect on the practical applications of new research to their work.

For de der arbejder med unge og mentoring er disse podcasts om amerikansk forskning måske interessante. Den første podcast er med researchere der har forsket i emnet i rigtig mange år…

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5 features of highly effective mentoring relationships

 

by Jean Rhodes

Mentoring programs can vary widely, but all depend on a caring relationship. How can programs ensure that relationships are sufficiently strong and enduring to accomplish whatever other goals they are hoping to achieve?  Fortunately, decades of research has converged on a core features or “common factors” that appear to be present in all effective helping relationships. Each factor is helpful in its own right and, when combined with the other factors as well as evidence-based approaches, become potent levers of change. Harnessing the best of relationship science will ensure that all mentors have the tools to develop strong relationships. Læs videre “5 features of highly effective mentoring relationships”

Mentorer i Mozambique hjælper unge piger

Mozambique i Afrika er ét af det steder, hvor FN prøver at hjælpe de unge piger. 46 procent af landets piger mellem 15 og 19 år var i 2015 enten gravide eller mødre.

Men nu har FN lavet en mentorordning, hvor unge kvinder, der selv blev gravide i en ung alder, fortæller unge piger, hvordan de kan beskytte sig under sex.

Ifølge FN var 9294 piger med i mentorordningen i Mozambique. Kun fem af pigerne er blevet uønsket gravide.

Source: Afrikanske kvinder skal føde færre uønskede børn | Ligetil | DR

USA: A sneak preview of a new meta-analysis on natural mentoring

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…Given that natural mentoring relationships show small to moderate associations with positive youth outcomes, are far more common, and require less infrastructure and investment than formal mentoring relationships…

Natural mentoring relationships are far more common than those forged through programs. Indeed, only about 5% of American youth are assigned to mentors through programs (Raposa et al., 2016), whereas an estimated 75% report having a natural mentor (Erickson et al., 2014).  Despite their ubiquity, meta-analyses have focused almost exclusively on the impact of formal mentoring relationships. Læs videre “USA: A sneak preview of a new meta-analysis on natural mentoring”

International Konference Relationel Velfærd i Århus

Jeg har meldt mig på denne interessante konference i Århus med keynote af blandt andet Karl Tomm, Hilary Cottam m.fl … om relationel velfærd:

De tre foregående år har vi udforsket relationelle velfærdspraksisser med gæster fra Storbritannien, Norge, Sverige, USA og Danmark. I år udvider vi vores fokus til også at omhandle lederskabets stærke betydning i relationel velfærd. Vi har lært, at relationel velfærd kalder på en re-orientering af lederskabet. Læs videre “International Konference Relationel Velfærd i Århus”

European Mentoring Summit | tbd.community

Mentoring helps to build bridges between people of different lifestyles, encourages young people in their development and supports new immigrants to settle into their new environments. Despite the diversity of the target groups and forms of mentoring, there is nevertheless agreement that a sustainable, trustworthy and resilient relationship between mentor and mentee is the basis of this approach and forms the starting point for amazing results.

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Norge: Erfaringskonsulenter får egen organisasjon

-Bedre arbeidsforhold, kompetanseheving og erfaringsdeling blir de tre hovedsatsingene våre, sier leder Torbjørn Mohn-Haugen. Organisasjonens nettside erfaringssentrum.no skal etter planen lanseres i november. – Selv jobber Mohn-Haugen som erfaringskonsulent i Bydel Gamle Oslo. Han ser behov for å jobbe samlet for interessene til det stadig økende antallet mennesker med egenerfaring fra psykisk helse- og rusproblemer som jobber i tjenestene. Læs videre “Norge: Erfaringskonsulenter får egen organisasjon”

New research shows that volunteering can help keep older adults’ minds sharp – The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring 

Volunteering may improve cognitive function of older adults, especially for women and those with lower levels of education.

While the links of volunteering to physical health are well known, its associations with mental functioning are less clear. Læs videre “New research shows that volunteering can help keep older adults’ minds sharp – The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring “

MENTORORDNING GIVER JOB TIL VETERANER FRA FORSVARET

Overgangen fra livet som soldat i fx Afghanistan til at skaffe sig et almindeligt, civilt job hjemme i Danmark kan være en udfordring for mange veteraner. Men en mentorordning, som bl.a. KMD og andre af landets største virksomheder er en del af, har været med til at skaffe flere veteraner job. Det er organisationen Velkommen Hjem, som står bag mentorordningen. Læs videre “MENTORORDNING GIVER JOB TIL VETERANER FRA FORSVARET”

How a Canadian mentoring program flipped the script on negative refugee stereotypes – 

Ammar, a refugee from Syria, entered Canada two years ago at the age of 14. When he first moved to Canada with his mother and sister, he was extremely shy and had no friends or sense of community. But now, at 16, Ammar is an active member of an innovative group mentoring and youth development program called “Conversation Club.” After becoming more immersed in the program, Ammar says, “Now I can speak freely to other people, to my friends like this. Like when I came here, I don’t have any friends. Then, I came here and made all my friends.” Læs videre “How a Canadian mentoring program flipped the script on negative refugee stereotypes – “

Evaluation and Monitoring of Mentoring

Researchers at the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring have recently completed several major studies, including a meta-analysis that have direct implications for improving mentoring service and advancing research agendas in Europe. The short course provided interesting, accessible overviews of the latest findings from these and other important new research, presented by prof. Rhodes and dr. Raposa. Læs videre “Evaluation and Monitoring of Mentoring”

Mentoring – Meet and Match Brussels

European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring organized in collaboration with national and regional mentoring partners a Mentoring Meet & Match in Brussels, on 11 / 12 April 2017. It was the first time that such an event took place for mentoring organizations and decision makers from all over Europe, in order to advocate for the multi-sectoral effects of mentoring and seek the multi-sectoral support on a European level. Læs videre “Mentoring – Meet and Match Brussels”