Transition to Adulthood. Changing landscape of early adulthood. Entry into adulthood is longer, often ambiguous, and generally occurs in a more complex and less uniform fashion. We can now say that adulthood no longer begins when adolescence ends. Changing times.
Does mentoring promote positive outcomes?
What are the underlying processes?
What are the implications for the field of prevention?
Impact Study today’s youth
Size of Effect on Youth Outcomes
Number of Practices
Theory- Empirically- empirically-based practices
Practice Based Based
Monitoring of Program Implementation X X
Setting for Mentoring Activities (Community-based) X
Screening of Prospective Mentors X
Mentor Background: Helping Role or Profession X
Mentor/Youth Matching X
Mentor Pre-Match Training X
Expectations: Frequency of Contact X X
Expectations: Length of Relationship X
Ongoing Training X X
Mentor Support Group X
Structured Activities for Mentors and Youth X X
Parent Support/Involvement X X