Gratis internationalt webinar for mentorer, praktikere og forskere …

 

Få ny viden: Jeg deltog i det første #Keepmentoring-webinar og kan bestemt anbefale konceptet …

Let’s get together!

Dear mentoring practitioners, researchers and friends of mentoring in Europe,

After the great experience with the #KeepMentoring Webinar last month, the European Mentoring Summit team and the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring want to offer you a new opportunity to meet up and share experiences and to enhance our networks across Europe and across the globe. Læs videre “Gratis internationalt webinar for mentorer, praktikere og forskere …”

Civilsamfundet skal fastholde de coronadrevne digitale løsninger 

Coronakrisen har accelereret væksten i civilsamfundets digitale løsninger. Det er en unik mulighed for de frivillige organisationer til at fastholde de bedste løsninger efter krisen, skriver Kasper Nizam og Ane Grubb.

”I den seneste måned er der sket en digitalisering, der ville have taget os fem år,” siger en leder af en ngo på det sociale område.

Under coronakrisen har mange frivillige sociale organisationer digitaliseret aktiviteter og etableret nye virtuelle fællesskaber for bedre at møde brugernes behov.

En del organisationer har endda skabt helt nye tilbud. De frivilliges læringskurve med digitale værktøjer har været stejl (hører vi), og læringen er sket hurtigere end nogensinde før. Læs videre “Civilsamfundet skal fastholde de coronadrevne digitale løsninger “

EUROPEAN MENTORING SUMMIT BARCELONA 2020

The European Mentoring Summit is a biannual event that aims to connect people and projects from Europe and abroad who work in the mentoring sector in order to establish connections and share research and practice experiences.

We wanted to remind you that the Early Birds tickets are only available until the 15th of January. Be sure to get your tickets before the offer expires! Early Birds tickets are at 245€, whereas the Regular Ticket has a cost of 290€. Læs videre “EUROPEAN MENTORING SUMMIT BARCELONA 2020”

The mentoring paradox, and how to solve it

 

In a forthcoming book, “Older and wiser: Rethinking youth mentoring for the 21st Century,” (Harvard University Press), I explore why the field of mentoring has remained somewhat decoupled from the more rigorous guidelines of prevention science, and has been granted considerable immunity from the consequences of disappointing findings over the years. Although a full explanation is beyond the scope of this post, I place considerable blame on the emotionally freighted term “mentor.”  As programs diversified and moved away from the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters designation of volunteers as “Bigs” and “Littles,” to “mentors,” and “mentees” (Irby & Boswell, 2016), a semantic sleight of hand occurred that continues to have far-reaching, unintended consequences.

by Jean Rhodes Læs videre “The mentoring paradox, and how to solve it”

The Untapped Potential of “Natural Mentoring”

In the United States, there are more than 5,000 mentoring organizations that facilitate “stranger to stranger” matches that support young people during the challenging period of adolescence—but only 5 percent of the participants are successfully matched with a volunteering mentor.

But there is an alternative system that has been around for millennia: natural mentoring. In Greek mythology, it is Odysseus’ friend and adviser Mentor who takes care of his son when he departs to Troy. Today, natural mentors might be uncles, aunts, neighbors, teachers, sports coaches and acquaintances, on whom young people naturally fall back when times are difficult. And the positive impact can be tremendous. Læs videre “The Untapped Potential of “Natural Mentoring””

From “out of the park” mentoring relationships to consistent, evidence-based approaches

by Jean Rhodes

For years, I was stubbornly convinced that formal mentoring programs should focus mostly on creating and maintaining deep, emotional bonds. I saw attempts to scale back on relationship length and strength, or to rely on curricula, as existential threats to the field–destined to reduce already modest effects. But, evaluations and meta-analyses of youth mentoring evaluations do not support this approach. Læs videre “From “out of the park” mentoring relationships to consistent, evidence-based approaches”

Why youth mentoring programs should prioritize mental health

by Jean Rhodes

Although youth mentoring programs should continue to target the full range of issues (e.g.., academics, college access, job skills), mental health and wellness are particularly important priorities. The basic contours of formal mentoring relationships follow those of professional helping relationships (e.g., meeting once a week in mostly one-on-one relationships), and many youth mentees present with acute symptoms of anxiety, depression, and social, emotional, and behavioral struggles that impede their academic performance and other upstream goals. What’s more, concerns about mental health are often what prompt parent and teacher referrals, and mentoring programs appear to be particularly successful in moving the needle on depression in vulnerable youth. Læs videre “Why youth mentoring programs should prioritize mental health”

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring | Four takeaways from a forthcoming book on youth mentoring

By Jean Rhodes

When I wrote Stand by Me: The risks and rewards of mentoring today’s youth more than 15 years ago, I assumed that it would be my final, book-length manuscript on youth mentoring.  As I  complete yet a second book on the topic, I am struck by just how much has changed in the ensuing years. Although decades in the making, wealth inequality has soared, throwing a disgraceful 22% of U.S. children below the poverty line. A widening gap between wealthy and poor schools and communities has constrained the talents and economic mobility of a generation of youth. The forces of inequality have also conspired to shift the landscape of mentoring, including its optimal role and reach. Læs videre “The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring | Four takeaways from a forthcoming book on youth mentoring”

Three years after the launching of the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring: Where do we stand and what are the next steps?

In the spring of 2016, the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring was launched in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, in the presence of 150 mentoring professionals from all over Europe. A mainly grass-root initiative of strong mentoring practitioners and researchers, with the mission of increasing the quality, reach and visibility of the mentoring field in Europe. We do this in strong collaboration with the UMass MENTOR Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring and the National Mentoring Partnership to learn from their large amount of existing know-how.

By Szilvia Simon, European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring Læs videre “Three years after the launching of the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring: Where do we stand and what are the next steps?”

Konference i Odense 24 april: Peer-fagligheden i fokus – når de levede erfaringer bliver til erfaringskompetencer

I de seneste år har der været en stærkt stigende tendens til at ansætte mennesker, der selv har erfaring med psykiske vanskeligheder og recovery. Der er tale om en bevægelse, der peger i retning af en ganske omfattende kulturændring i både de regionale og kommunale indsatser. En ny faggruppe, hvis viden og faglighed primært er erfaringsbaseret, spirer frem. Den peer-faglige tilgang er med til at udfordre det eksisterende, men kommer også med store gevinster.

På konferencen vil vi stille skarpt på viden om peer-faglighed og erfaringer med denne fra praksis, men også det bredere perspektiv og hvilken forskel det kan gøre, når ressourcefortællingerne får lov til at folde sig ud.

Sociolog Anders Petersen, som vil give sit bud på hvilken betydning det har, ud fra et samfundsmæssigt perspektiv, at skabe de nødvendige forudsætninger for, at menneskelige færdigheder, evner, kapaciteter og kompetencer – der ellers ikke opfattes som anerkendelsesværdige i præstationssamfundet – kan betragtes som værdifulde ressourcer i samtiden. Læs videre “Konference i Odense 24 april: Peer-fagligheden i fokus – når de levede erfaringer bliver til erfaringskompetencer”

Lars Qvortrup: Her er 5 ting, vi har lært af turboforløb

Turbolæring og intensive læringsforløb er gode eksempler på, at når forskning og praksis arbejder tæt sammen om et komplekst problem, kan området udvikle sig til et laboratorium, der gavner dem, det hele handler om; nemlig de udsatte børn og unge, som i dag halter massivt bagud i uddannelsessystemet.

Sådan har det ikke altid været. For nogle år siden blev ‘turbolæring’ eller ‘intensive læringsforløb’ lanceret som den trylleformular, der kunne løse problemerne med elever, der ikke var uddannelsesparate, hvad enten det handlede om udfordrede drenge, anbragte børn og unge eller børn med en uddannelsesfremmed social baggrund.

Man kan ikke forvente kæmpeeffekter på kort tid. Det er det lange, seje træk, der tæller

Lars Qvortrup, professor, DPU

LøkkeFondens DrengeAkademi og Lær for Livet, der blandt andet støttes af Egmont Fonden, er bare to eksempler. Ja, der stod i regeringsgrundlaget i 2015, at elever, der er fagligt udfordret i folkeskolen »skal have mulighed for at tage et turboforløb med henblik på at blive uddannelsesparate«, og forventningerne om læringsmæssige kvantespring var store.

En undersøgelse af Epinion i 2016 tydede på, at halvdelen af landets kommuner tilbød intensive læringsforløb i en eller anden form. Så der har både været store forventninger og brugt mange penge på indsatserne. Læs videre “Lars Qvortrup: Her er 5 ting, vi har lært af turboforløb”

Peer-fagligheden i fokus – når de levede erfaringer bliver til erfaringskompetencer

I anledningen af Forskningens Døgn 2019 inviterer Peer-Netværket Danmark og Barfodsforskerne* til konference i Odense den 24. april.

I de seneste år har der været en stærk stigende tendens til at ansætte mennesker, der selv har erfaring med psykiske vanskeligheder og recovery. En bevægelse, der peger i retning af en ganske omfattende kulturændring i både de regionale og kommunale indsatser. En ny faggruppe hvis viden og faglighed primært er erfaringsbaseret, spirer frem. Den peer-faglige tilgang er med til at udfordre det eksisterende, men kommer også med store gevinster.

Hvad kan peer-faglighed tilføre ?

Yderligere information og tilmelding her