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February 2018

Dear Nightingale friends, new year, new semester…best wishes to all of you!

The Nightingale Day the 24th of February is approaching…


We hope you all will celebrate our International  Nightingale Day, as usual!
Please send photos or other from your celebration things you would like o share with others on our webpage.
Here is is a PDF-file uploaded on the website you can use on your webpages or as a poster.

Greetings from partner

Nightingale Switzerland

We have started very well with our new group of Nightingale-pairs. 10 students and 10 children are on their way exploring new things. Best wishes for coming winter season! Mireille, Nightingale Switzerland.

Nightingale Kristianstad and Nightingale Malmö
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A day for the University and municipality in Kristianstad to be able know more about the benefits, the research and the implementation of the Nightingale local, national and international.

New network fee 2018-19

We hope you agree the network provides several benefits to the members, above all it will provide a forum for discussions, and exchange of experiences within the area of mentoring in general and issues specific to the Nightingale concept. The network will facilitate cooperation between the participants which will improve the general quality of the Nightingale concept.
Please read more about the benefits here.

Malmö University will send each partner in the network an invoice in the beginning of March for a new Network membership from the 1 of April 2018 – end of March 2019. Please read more here about the benefits etc.



Youth mentoring is rapidly expanding across Europe: here´s one reason

By Jean Rhodes, Òscar Prieto-Flores, & Justin Preston

The U.S. continues to account for the largest proportion of mentoring interventions in the world, but many new programs and networks have begun to emerge in Europe and have experienced significant population growths due to immigration. For example, the percentage of foreign-born population has especially increased in many countries in the 2005-2015 period reaching 18% in Sweden and Austria, 16% in Norway and Germany, 13% in Belgium and 12% in Spain and the Netherlands (EUROSTAT, 2017). This influx of immigrants and refugees has spurred a range of reactions in European citizenry and policy, including both panic and compassion

In the forthcoming cross-continental comparison, Jean, Oscar and Justin found that almost half of mentoring programs in the U.S. were established between 1989-1999, whereas, on the European side, growth was in step with immigration and refugee arrivals and have often been implemented in response to the challenges of poverty and inequality and as a means of preventing problem behaviors and outcomes.
Read more here 


You will always find new research uploaded on the page “Research & Development”. This month  an article is uploaded about: “Mentoring At-Risk Youth: an Examination of Strain and Mentor Response Strategies”.



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