Mentoring Children and Adolescents: A Guide to the Issues (Contemporary Youth Issues)

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Written in a clear, straightforward manner, this comprehensive volume offers an overview of the concept of mentoring and information on the role that caring adult-youth relationships play in fostering positive development for young people. The book presents up-to-date research on the efficacy and limitations of mentoring, types of mentoring programs, and key figures in the mentoring movement. It presents accessible information on issues crucial to developing, implementing, and ...

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Overview

Written in a clear, straightforward manner, this comprehensive volume offers an overview of the concept of mentoring and information on the role that caring adult-youth relationships play in fostering positive development for young people. The book presents up-to-date research on the efficacy and limitations of mentoring, types of mentoring programs, and key figures in the mentoring movement. It presents accessible information on issues crucial to developing, implementing, and assessing effective mentoring ventures.

Also included are an extensive collection of current, practical resources and a directory of mentoring initiatives, foundations, and organizations. A valuable resource for young people seeking adult connections, this book is also beneficial to school personnel, youth group leaders, directors of volunteer programs, and anyone who cares about young people and youth issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275979751
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2003
  • Series: Contemporary Youth Issues
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Meet the Author

MAUREEN A. BUCKLEY is Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Sonoma State University, California. She has published numerous articles and worked as a mentor in various programs and a clinician in a mental health facility.

SANDRA HUNDLEY ZIMMERMAN is Associate Professor, Graduate Counseling Studies, Sonoma State University. She has published numerous articles and has worked as a social worker, probation officer, school counselor, and principal.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface
1 A Window on Mentoring 1
2 Formal Mentoring Program Guidelines 25
3 Individuals and Professional Organizations Making a Positive Impact on Youth and Children through Mentoring 61
4 Facts and Data 91
5 Directory of National, International, and State Organizations and Agencies 143
6 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources 239
7 Chronology 291
App. A 299
App. B 301
App. C 307
App. D 325
App. E 327
App. F 331
App. G 333
Glossary 337
Index 343
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