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Handbook of Youth Mentoring

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ISBN-10: 0761929770

ISBN-13: 9780761929772

Edition: 2005

Authors: David L. DuBois, Michael J. Karcher

List price: $158.00
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Praise for Handbook of Youth Mentoring: "The scope and depth of scholarship and application pertinent to youth mentoring is masterfully integrated in this significant and timely resource. This handbook is a vital reference for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers concerned with the promotion of positive youth development." -Richard M. Lerner, Tufts University "Handbook of Youth Mentoring provides excellent and remarkably comprehensive coverage of the theory, research, and practice. This volume provides researchers and practitioners with the most up-to-date knowledge on effective mentoring. It thoroughly covers different types of mentoring relationships, for different groups…    
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Book details

List price: $158.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/8/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

David L. DuBois is Professor in the Division of Community Health Sciences within the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses on youth mentoring relationships and programs for positive youth development. He is the co-editor of the Handbook of Youth Mentoring, which received the Social Policy Award for Best Edited Book from the Society for Research on Adolescence.

Michael J. Karcher, Ed.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio.nbsp; He received a doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.nbsp; He conducts research on school-based and cross-age peer mentoring as well as on adolescent connectedness and pair counseling.nbsp; He currently conducts the Study of Mentoring in the Learning Environment (SMILE), which is a three-year research project funded by the William T. Grant Foundation to examine the effects of school-based mentoring.

Youth Mentoring: Theory, Research, and Practice
Concepts, Frameworks, and Foundations
Mentoring in Historical Perspective
A Model of Youth Mentoring
Research Methodology
Toward a Typology of Mentoring
Mentoring Relationships
The Stages and Development of Mentoring Relationships
Assessment of Mentoring Relationships
A Counseling and Psychotherapy Perspective on Mentoring Relationships
Mentoring Relationships and Social Support
Natural Mentoring Relationships
Developmental and Cultural Perspectives
Mentoring Children
Mentoring Adolescents
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Mentoring Relationships
Gender in Mentoring Relationships
Formal Mentoring Programs
Developing a Mentoring Program
Recruiting and Sustaining Volunteer Mentors
Evaluating Mentoring Programs
Cross-Age Peer Mentoring
Intergenerational Mentoring
Integration of Mentoring With Other Programs and Services
Contexts of Mentoring
Work and Service-Learning
After-School Programs
Faith-Based Organizations
International: The U.K. and Europe
International: Australia and New Zealand
Special Populations
Talented and Gifted Youth
Academically at-Risk Students
Juvenile Offenders
Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents
Abused and Neglected Youth
Youth With Disabilities
Policy Issues
Youth Mentoring and Public Policy
Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analyses
Mentoring for Results: Accountability at the Individual, Program, Community, and Policy Levels
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors