Five key takeaways from a comprehensive new meta-analysis of youth mentoring

Our review included all outcome studies of intergenerational, one-on-one youth mentoring programs written in the English language between 1975 and 2017, using rigorous inclusion criteria designed to align with developmental theories of youth mentoring.  A multilevel meta-analytic approach was used to estimate the overall effect size of youth mentoring programs, as well as explore predictors of variability in effect sizes.

What we found: Analysis of 70 mentoring outcome studies, with a sample size of 25,286 youth (average age of 12 years old) revealed that the mean effect of mentoring on youth outcomes was .21. We conclude that mentoring programs remain a modestly effective intervention for youth at-risk for a range of psychosocial and academic problems across diverse outcome domains. There may be particular benefits to targeted, time-limited approaches that draw on the service of volunteers or paraprofessionals with helping experience. Læs videre “Five key takeaways from a comprehensive new meta-analysis of youth mentoring”

YIM – Youth-initiated mentoring: An idea whose time has come

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A growing number of studies have demonstrated the benefits of youth-initiated mentoring (YIM). Rather than being assigned a mentor, young people are provided with the skills and scaffolding to recruit caring adults from within their own networks. Last week, we highlighted a study in which Dutch researchers successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of this approach as an alternative to out-of-home placements. They created a video that describes the rationale for and findings of their method. Læs videre “YIM – Youth-initiated mentoring: An idea whose time has come”

Match Brussels – An advocacy event

Mentoring Meet and Match Brussels – An advocacy event

The European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring organizes in collaboration with national and regional partners a Mentoring Meet & Match in Brussels, on 18/19 March 2019. It is the second time that such an event takes place, connecting mentoring organizations, universities, businesses and policy makers from all over Europe.

This two-yearly event in Brussels focuses on strengthening the communication between the mentoring field and EU decision- and policy making. It is also a major step for the mentoring field to advocate for the personal, social and economic effects of mentoring. The events translate the impact of mentoring on the lives of people to EU public policy. Læs videre “Match Brussels – An advocacy event”

Refugee coding-school looking for volunteer mentors in Odense – frivilligjob.dk

HackYourFuture is a non-profit working to provide a better future for refugees and asylum seekers by giving them a very job-market oriented education as full-stack web-developers.

HackYourFuture believe that talented and motivated newcomers can bring a lot of value to society and HackYourFuture aim at supporting the development of peoples potential and create better access to the job market.

Læs videre “Refugee coding-school looking for volunteer mentors in Odense – frivilligjob.dk”

The Chronicle: Søg og du skal finde…

by Jean Rhodes

Since 2012, the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring has featured summaries of peer-reviewed journal articles, mentoring news, practice innovations, conversations with experts, and more. Although you might not always have time to read the Chronicle when it lands in your inbox, the articles don’t go away! In fact a repository of our 1,275 posts (and growing) can be easy accessed through a simple search. Læs videre “The Chronicle: Søg og du skal finde…”

Kronprinsessen: Mentorer for teenagemødre i Kenya | BT Samfund 

Kvindelige forbilleder i Nairobis slumkvarterer og i Kenyas vildtreservater har haft besøg af den danske kronprinsesse Mary og udviklingsminister Ulla Tørnæs (V). De besøgte et projekt i Nairobis slumkvarterer, hvor Ulla Tørnæs fremhæver mødet med Elizabeth Okumu, som hjælper teenagemødre ind i et mentorforløb.

Læs videre “Kronprinsessen: Mentorer for teenagemødre i Kenya | BT Samfund “

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…

Læs videre “Reflections on Research Podcast”

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.

Læs videre “European Mentoring Summit | tbd.community”

European Mentoring Summit marts 2018 i Berlin

Are you seeking to strengthen your network, learning more about the diversity and breadth of the mentoring scene, or looking to gain or pass on new insights from research and science? Then the 3rd European Mentoring Summit will be a great opportunity to do so: – March 14 to 17, 2018 at the Humboldt University of Berlin.  Læs videre “European Mentoring Summit marts 2018 i Berlin”