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The Handbook of Youth Mentoring provides the first scholarly and comprehensive synthesis of current theory, research, and practice in the field of youth mentoring. Editors David L. Du Bois and Michael J. Karcher, along with leading experts in the field, offer critical and informative analyses of the full spectrum of topics that are essential to advancing our understanding of the principles for effective mentoring of young people. The Handbook explores not only mentoring that occurs within formal programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, but also examines natural mentoring relationships that youth establish with adults outside of such programs.

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Editorial Reviews

Summer 2006 - Ed.
"The Handbook of Youth Mentoring presents the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of the rising number of nonprofit, business, and government mentoring initiatives. With practicalrecommendations for policymakers, practitioners, and researcher, as well as discussion of formal and informal mentoring programs, editors Du Bois and Karcher explore the important relationships that affect millions of young people."
Choice Magazine
"Chapters offer researchers, practitioners, and policy makers recommendations and information encompassing many different types of mentoring relationships. They also address a variety of institutional and program contexts, from those such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters to the less formal, including faith-based and after-school youth programs. . . . This volume presents large amounts of information in a well organized, readable manner. "— P.M. Socoski
Youth & Policy
"This book is therefore timely in that an urgent need exists for a clear sighted, comprehensive and inclusive unpacking of key themes and debates around mentoring" -YOUTH & POLICY— Kate Philip
Richard M. Lerner

"The scope and depth of scholarship and application pertinent to youth mentoring is masterfully integrated in this significant and timely resource. This handbook is a vital reference for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers concerned with the promotion of positive youth development. "

Reed Larson

"Handbook of Youth Mentoring provides excellent and remarkably comprehensive coverage of the theory, research, and practice. This volume provides researchers and practitioners with the most up-to-date knowledge on effective mentoring. It thoroughly covers different types of mentoring relationships, for different groups of youth, and in different institutional and program contexts. A must-have for anyone wanting to be up-to-date on mentoring. "

Michael Nakkula

"In my opinion, this book is a must for the field. I'm pleased that these two editors have taken on the challenge of pulling it together. They are quite ideally suited for the task. . . . I give it the very highest rating. "

CHOICE - P.M. Socoski
"Chapters offer researchers, practitioners, and policy makers recommendations and information encompassing many different types of mentoring relationships. They also address a variety of institutional and program contexts, from those such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters to the less formal, including faith-based and after-school youth programs. . . . This volume presents large amounts of information in a well organized, readable manner."
Summer 2006 - Ed.: The Magazine of the Harvard Graduate School of Education
"The Handbook of Youth Mentoring presents the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of the rising number of nonprofit, business, and government mentoring initiatives. With practicalrecommendations for policymakers, practitioners, and researcher, as well as discussion of formal and informal mentoring programs, editors Du Bois and Karcher explore the important relationships that affect millions of young people."
Youth & Policy - Kate Philip
"This book is therefore timely in that an urgent need exists for a clear sighted, comprehensive and inclusive unpacking of key themes and debates around mentoring" —YOUTH & POLICY
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Meet the Author

David L. Du Bois, Ph.D., is a Professor of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his doctorate in clinical-community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Du Bois has conducted extensive research on youth mentoring with funding from a variety of sources, including the National Institutes of Health, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Institute of Education Sciences. His most recent research includes a comprehensive update of his ground-breaking meta-analytic review of youth mentoring program effectiveness first published more than a decade ago. He is also co-author of After-School Centers and Youth Development: Case Studies of Success and Failure (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Dr. Du Bois is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Society for Community Research and Action and a past Distinguished Fellow of the William T. Grant Foundation. He consults widely to mentoring programs nationally and internationally.

Michael J. Karcher, Ed.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He received a doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He conducts research on school-based and cross-age peer mentoring as well as on adolescent connectedness and pair counseling. He currently conducts the Study of Mentoring in the Learning Environment (SMILE), which is a three-year research project funded by the William T. Grant Foundation to examine the effects of school-based mentoring.

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Gail Manza
Preface
Dedication
PART I. INTRODUCTION
1. Youth Mentoring: Theory, Research, and Practice - David L. Du Bois and Michael J. Karcher
PART II. CONCEPTS, FRAMEWORKS, AND FOUNDATIONS
2. Mentoring in Historical Perspective - David B. Baker and Colleen P. Maguire
3. A Model of Youth Mentoring - Jean E. Rhodes
4. Research Methodology - David L. Du Bois and Naida Silverthorn
5. Toward a Typology of Mentoring - Cynthia L. Sipe
PART III. MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS
6. The Stages and Development of Mentoring Relationships - Thomas E. Keller
7. Assessment of Mentoring Relationships - Michael J. Nakkula and John T. Harris
8. A Counseling and Psychotherapy Perspective on Mentoring Relationships - Renée Spencer and Jean E. Rhodes
9. Mentoring Relationships and Social Support - Manuel Barrera, Jr., and Darya D. Bonds
10. Natural Mentoring Relationships - Marc A. Zimmerman, Jeffrey B. Bingenheimer, and Diana E. Behrendt
PART IV. DEVELOPMENTAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES
11. Mentoring Children - Timothy A. Cavell and Anne-Marie Smith
12. Mentoring Adolescents - Nancy Darling
13. Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Mentoring Relationships - Bernadette Sánchez and Yarí Colón
14. Gender in Mentoring Relationships - G. Anne Bogat and Belle Liang
PART V. FORMAL MENTORING PROGRAMS
15. Developing a Mentoring Program - Susan G. Weinberger
16. Recruiting and Sustaining Volunteer Mentors - Arthur A. Stukas and Chris Tanti
17. Evaluating Mentoring Programs - Jean Baldwin Grossman
18. Cross-Age Peer Mentoring - Michael J. Karcher
19. Intergenerational Mentoring - Andrea S. Taylor, Leonard Lo Sciuto, and Lorraine Porcellini
20. E-Mentoring - Hugh Miller and Mark Griffiths
21. Integration of Mentoring With Other Programs and Services - Gabriel P. Kuperminc, James G. Emshoff, Michele M. Reiner, Laura A. Secrest, Phyllis Holditch Niolon, and Jennifer D. Foster
PART VI. CONTEXTS OF MENTORING
22. Schools - Sharon G. Portwood and Penny M. Ayers
23. Work and Service-Learning - Mary Agnes Hamilton and Stephen F. Hamilton
24. After-School Programs - Barton J. Hirsch and Vivian Wong
25. Faith-Based Organizations - Kenneth I. Maton, Mariano R. Sto. Domingo, and Jacqueline King
26. International: The U.K. and Europe - Kristin Liabø, Patricia Lucas, and Helen Roberts
27. International: Australia and New Zealand - Ian M. Evans, Anna Jory, and Narelle Dawson
PART VII. SPECIAL POPULATIONS
28. Talented and Gifted Youth - Carolyn M. Callahan and Robin M. Kyburg
29. Academically at-Risk Students - Simon Larose and George M. Tarabulsy
30. Juvenile Offenders - Elaine A. Blechman and Jedediah M. Bopp
31. Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents - Lynn Blinn-Pike
32. Abused and Neglected Youth - Preston A. Britner and Lisa Kraimer-Rickaby
33. Youth With Disabilities - Katherine E. Mc Donald, Fabricio E. Balcazar, and Christopher B. Keys
PART VIII. POLICY ISSUES
34. Youth Mentoring and Public Policy - Gary Walker
35. Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analyses - Brian T. Yates
36. Mentoring for Results: Accountability at the Individual, Program, Community, and Policy Levels - Shawn M. Coyne, Jennifer L. Duffy, and Abraham Wandersman
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors

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