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New Study by Nightingale Colleague

A study that was recently carried out by our Nightingale colleague Jordi Feu and published in an academic journal (2015): Children and Youth Services Review: How an intervention project contributes to social inclusion of adolescents and young people of foreign origin The article presents the

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Research

In 2013 a study was made called “The Role of Risk: Mentoring Experiences and Outcomes for Youth with Varying Risk Profiles,” who examined mentoring program relationships, experiences and benefits for higher-risk youth. Among the findings there are some positive results. The strongest program benefit, and

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New research paper “Breaking Bad” by Karen Zilberstein

Please download a new research paper by Karen Zilberstein entitled Breaking Bad here. ABSTRACT This paper consist of mentoring relationship closures and consider how the rich empirical and theoretical literature on attachment can inform mentoring programme practice and possibly help to prevent premature and poorly relationship endings. It is also

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“Researching the Impact of Student Mentoring in the Community” by Alethea Melling, Ridwanah Gurjee

Examining commitment and relational maintenance in formal youth  mentoring relationships This study by Patricia E. Gettings and Steven R. Wilson from Purdue University, USA utilizes a social exchange perspective to examine mentors’ reported commitment and relational maintenance in formal youth mentoring relationships. One hundred and forty-five adult

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Research

What’s in a Relationship? An Examination of Social Capital, Race, and Class in Mentoring Relationships by S. Michael Gaddis, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina This research examines data from youths and mentors in several chapters of Big Brothers/Big Sisters to assess the importance

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Developing narratives as a pedagogical approach to fostering professional interpersonal competences

“Developing narratives as a pedagogical approach to fostering professional interpersonal competences” made by Barbara Fresco, Lena Rubinstein Reich and Carina Sild Lönroth Groups of university students and mentors in the Nightingale program have participated in seminars to develop professional interpersonal skills and contribute to improving empathy and perspective-taking

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New Contribution to Research

An evaluation results of a youth mentoring program (“Baloo and You”) in Germany by Prof. em. Dr. H. Mueller-Kohlenberg, University of Osnabrueck. The contribution has just been published in: “Mentoring: Practices, Potential Challenges and Benefits”. Ed. Michael F. Shaughnessy, NOVA Publishers, 2013. Download research pdf