Fostering Close and Effective Relationships in Youth Monitoring Programs

Posted by Research in Action on January 19, 2015

Fostering Close and Effective Relationships in Youth Monitoring Programs. (2007).

This publication explores best practices in mentoring relationships. Research suggests that positive youth outcomes are linked to the duration and consistency of mentoring meetings. Supervision questions for mentors are listed and ensure help to accountability. Research in Action.

Last year, MENTOR released the National Agenda for Action: How to Close America’s Mentoring Gap. Representing the collective wisdom of the mentoring fi eld, the Agenda articulates fi ve key strategies and action items necessary to move the field forward and truly close the mentoring gap. In an effort to address one of these critical strategies— elevating the role of research—MENTOR created the Research and Policy Council, an advisory group composed of the nation’s leading mentoring researchers, policymakers, and practitioners.

In September 2006, MENTOR convened the first meeting of the Research and Policy Council with the goal of increasing the connection and exchange of ideas among practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to strengthen the practice of youth mentoring. The Research in Action series is the first product to evolve from the work of the Council—taking current mentoring research and translating it into useful, user-friendly materials for mentoring practitioners.

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