Handbook of Youth Mentoring

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This thoroughly updated Second Edition of the Handbook of Youth Mentoring presents the only comprehensive synthesis of current theory, research, and practice in the field of youth mentoring. Editors David L. Du Bois and Michael J. Karcher gather leading experts in the field to 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. This volume includes twenty new chapter topics and eighteen ...

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Overview

This thoroughly updated Second Edition of the Handbook of Youth Mentoring presents the only comprehensive synthesis of current theory, research, and practice in the field of youth mentoring. Editors David L. Du Bois and Michael J. Karcher gather leading experts in the field to 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. This volume includes twenty new chapter topics and eighteen completely revised chapters based on the latest research on these topics. Each chapter has been reviewed by leading practitioners, making this handbook the strongest bridge between research and practice available in the field of youth mentoring.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412980142
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Series: SAGE Program on Applied Developmental Science Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 1,178,611
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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

PART I. INTRODUCTION
1. Youth Mentoring in Contemporary Perspective - David L. Du Bois and Michael J. Karcher
PART II. FRAMEWORKS AND FOUNDATIONS
2. Mentoring and Positive Youth Development - Richard M. Lerner, Christopher M. Napolitano, Michelle J. Boyd, Megan K. Mueller, and Kristina S. Callina
3. Mentoring and Prevention Science - Timothy A. Cavell and L. Christian Elledge
PART III. MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS
4. Assessing Mentoring Relationships - Michael J. Nakkula and John T. Harris
5. Mentoring Activities and Interactions - Michael J. Karcher and Keoki Hansen
6. Goals in Mentoring Relationships - Fabricio E. Balcazar and Christopher B. Keys
7. Mentoring Relationships in Development Perspective - Gil G. Noam, Tina Malti, and Michael J. Karcher
8. A Biological Perspective on Positive Adult-Youth Relationships - Amber L. Allison and Elizabeth A. Shirtcliff
9. Social Networks and Mentoring - Thomas E. Keller and Jennifer E. Blakeslee
PART IV. CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES
10. Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Mentoring Relationships - Bernadette Sánchez, Yarí Colón-Torres, Rachel Feuer, Katrina E. Roundfield, and Luciano Berardi
11. Gender in Mentoring Relationships - Belle Liang, G. Anne Bogat, and Nicole Duffy
12. Social Class - Nancy L. Deutsch, Edith C. Lawrence, and Angela K. Henneberger
13. International and Cross Cultural Aspects in Youth Mentoring - Limor Goldner and Miri Scharf
PART V. PROGRAMS AND CONTEXTS
14. School-Based Mentoring - Carla Herrera and Michael J. Karcher
15. After-School Programs - Megan A. Mekinda and Barton J. Hirsch
16. Cross-Age Peer Mentoring - Michael J. Karcher
17. Electronic Mentoring and Media - Carmit-Noa Shpigelman
18. Group Mentoring - Gabriel P. Kuperminc and Jessica D. Thomason
19. Work and Service Learning - Stephen F. Hamilton and Mary Agnes Hamilton
PART VI. SPECIAL POPULATIONS
20. Academically At-Risk Students - Simon Larose and George M. Tarabulsy
21. Juvenile Offenders - Wing Yi Chan and David B. Henry
22. Youth with Mental Health Needs - David C. R. Kerr and Cheryl A. King
23. Youth in Foster Care - Preston A. Britner, Kellie G. Randall, and Kym R. Ahrens
24. Immigrant and Refugee Youth - Dina Birman and Lyn Morland
25. Children of Incarcerated Parents - J. Mark Eddy, Jennifer Cearley, Joseph Bergen, and Jenny Stern-Carusone
PART VII. PRACTICE AND PROGRAMMATIC CONSIDERATIONS
26. Program Funding - Susan G. Weinberger
27. Mentor Recruitment and Retention - Arthur A. Stukas, E. Gil Clary, and Mark Snyder
28. Mentor Screening and Youth Protection - Sarah E. Kremer and Becky Cooper
29. Mentor and Youth Matching - Julia Pryce, Michael S. Kelly, and Sarah R. Guidone
30. Mentor Training - Janis B. Kupersmidt and Jean E. Rhodes
31. Family Involvement - Andrea Taylor
32. Termination and Closure of Mentoring Relationships - Renée Spencer and Antoinette Basualdo-Delmonico
33. Program Evaluation - David L. Du Bois
34. Economic Evaluation of Mentoring Programs - E. Michael Foster
35. Ethical Issues in Youth Mentoring - Jean E. Rhodes, Belle Liang, and Renée Spencer
PART VIII. CONCLUSIONS
36. Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century: Progress and Prospects - David L. Du Bois and Michael J. Karcher

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