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NCJ Number: 185579 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Contemporary Issues in Mentoring
Author(s): Amy J. A. Arbreton Ph.D.; Diane Colasanto Ph.D.; Douglas L. Fountain MPA; Natalie Jaffe; Amy Johnson Ph.D.; Kathryn T. McLearn Ph.D.; Catherine Schoen M.S.; Michele Y. Shapiro M.P.P; Cynthia L. Sipe Ph.D.; Jean B. Grossman Ph.D.
Editor(s): Jean B. Grossman Ph.D.
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 101
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Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents solid evidence that well-run mentoring programs can change the life trajectories of young people, reduce drug and alcohol use, and improve academic performance.
Abstract: The report focuses on essential elements of an effective mentoring program, mentoring costs, and the role of volunteers in mentoring programs. The report also considers lessons learned from mentoring programs and identifies specific benefits of one-on-one and group mentoring. The impact of mentoring on young people is addressed, and consideration is paid to mentor recruitment. Effective mentoring programs are described and evaluated, mentoring costs are assessed, and a national survey of adults mentoring young people is presented. Four mentoring models for the 21st century are examined that include school-based, hospital-based, sponsor-a-scholar, and one-on-one models. References, notes, tables, figures, and photographs
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile educational services; Juvenile program volunteers; Mentoring programs; Underage Drinking
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