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NCJ Number: NCJ 242416     Find in a Library
Title: Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, Third Edition
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: MENTOR
United States of America
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 28
  Annotation: This new edition (third) of “Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring” presents six evidence-based standards for practice that incorporate the latest research and best-available practice principles.
Abstract: Part I presents six evidence-based standards that address critical components of mentoring program operations: recruitment; screening; training; matching; monitoring and support; and closure. For each standard, benchmarks are proposed, along with research-based justifications. Together, the standards and benchmarks provide practical guidance on how best to develop high-quality mentoring in daily operations. The standards and benchmarks apply whether in a stand-alone mentoring program or a positive youth development program in which mentoring is one component. In addition, enhancements based principally on the wisdom of outstanding practitioners are provided. Part II provides advice on how to build a new mentoring program or strengthen an existing one. The focus is on program design and planning; program management; and program evaluation. The section on program design and planning includes guidelines for launching an effective new mentoring program. The section on program management addresses procedures for ensuring that a mentoring program operates within a strong, organizational context, regardless of the setting. The section on program evaluation contains basic guidelines on how to prepare for and support this function. In order to review and adapt the operational standards and/or apply advice regarding program planning, management, operations, and evaluation, meet with the local “Mentoring Partnership” (operating in 25 States). Also visit, the Nation’s most comprehensive resource for mentors and mentoring initiative nationwide.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Volunteer training ; Volunteer programs ; Volunteers ; Program coordination ; Program implementation ; Program design ; Mentoring programs ; Mentoring (juvenile)
Sponsoring Agency: MetLife Foundation
United States of America
Sale Source: MENTOR
1600 Duke Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material ; Technical Assistance
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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