Mentoring Model/Population Reviews
Each Mentoring Model/Population Review is conducted by the National Mentoring Resource Center Research Board with the intention of examining the full body of rigorous evidence as it pertains to either mentoring for a specific population of youth (e.g., youth with disabilities, immigrant youth) or a specific model of mentoring (e.g., group mentoring, e-mentoring). Each review is built around a thorough literature review for the topic in an attempt to answer key questions about mentoring’s effectiveness, participant characteristics and program processes that influence that effectiveness, and successful implementation of relevant programs to date.
Each Review also contains an “Implication for Practitioners” section that highlights steps programs can take to use or build on this evidence base. A draft version of each review and accompanying implications for practice is anonymously reviewed by at least one practitioner and one researcher who have expertise in the topic. A Research Board member serves as the coordinating editor for each review and makes final decisions regarding the acceptability of its content, prior to submission for final review and approval by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
|Black Male Youth||This review examines research on mentoring for black male youth.|
|Children of Incarcerated Parents||This review examines research on mentoring for children of incarcerated parents (COIP).|
|Group Mentoring||This review examines the research evidence for mentoring programs that use a group format, in which one or more mentors is matched with a group of youth for a shared mentoring experience.|
|Immigrant and Refugee Youth||This review examines research on mentoring for first-generation immigrant and refugee youth (FG-IRY).|
|LGBTGI-GNC||This review examines research on mentoring for youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and gender nonconforming (LGBTQI-GNC).|
|Youth and Young Adults During Reentry from Confinement||This review examines research findings related to mentoring youth and young adults who are reentering their communities after confinement by the justice system.|
|Youth Involved in Commercial Sex Activity||This review examines research on mentoring for youth with backgrounds of involvement (or high-risk for involvement) in commercial sex activity (YCSA).|
|Youth with Mental Health Challenges||This review examined research on mentoring for youth (ages 18 and younger) who are experiencing mental health challenges.|