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Handbook of Youth Mentoring

Handbook of Youth Mentoring

Second Edition
Edited by:

May 2013 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This thoroughly updated Second Edition of the Handbook of Youth Mentoring presents the only comprehensive synthesis of current theory, research, and practice in the field of youth mentoring. Editors David L. DuBois and Michael J. Karcher gather leading experts in the field to offer critical and informative analyses of the full spectrum of topics that are essential to advancing our understanding of the principles for effective mentoring of young people. This volume includes twenty new chapter topics and eighteen completely revised chapters based on the latest research on these topics. Each chapter has been reviewed by leading practitioners, making this handbook the strongest bridge between research and practice available in the field of youth mentoring.

David L. DuBois and Michael J. Karcher
1. Youth Mentoring in Contemporary Perspective
Richard M. Lerner, Christopher M. Napolitano, Michelle J. Boyd, Megan K. Mueller, and Kristina S. Callina
2. Mentoring and Positive Youth Development
Timothy A. Cavell and L. Christian Elledge
3. Mentoring and Prevention Science
Michael J. Nakkula and John T. Harris
4. Assessing Mentoring Relationships
Michael J. Karcher and Keoki Hansen
5. Mentoring Activities and Interactions
Fabricio E. Balcazar and Christopher B. Keys
6. Goals in Mentoring Relationships
Gil G. Noam, Tina Malti, and Michael J. Karcher
7. Mentoring Relationships in Development Perspective
Amber L. Allison and Elizabeth A. Shirtcliff
8. A Biological Perspective on Positive Adult-Youth Relationships
Thomas E. Keller and Jennifer E. Blakeslee
9. Social Networks and Mentoring
Bernadette Sánchez, Yarí Colón-Torres, Rachel Feuer, Katrina E. Roundfield, and Luciano Berardi
10. Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Mentoring Relationships
Belle Liang, G. Anne Bogat, and Nicole Duffy
11. Gender in Mentoring Relationships
Nancy L. Deutsch, Edith C. Lawrence, and Angela K. Henneberger
12. Social Class
Limor Goldner and Miri Scharf
13. International and Cross Cultural Aspects in Youth Mentoring
Carla Herrera and Michael J. Karcher
14. School-Based Mentoring
Megan A. Mekinda and Barton J. Hirsch
15. After-School Programs
Michael J. Karcher
16. Cross-Age Peer Mentoring
Carmit-Noa Shpigelman
17. Electronic Mentoring and Media
Gabriel P. Kuperminc and Jessica D. Thomason
18. Group Mentoring
Stephen F. Hamilton and Mary Agnes Hamilton
19. Work and Service Learning
Simon Larose and George M. Tarabulsy
20. Academically At-Risk Students
Wing Yi Chan and David B. Henry
21. Juvenile Offenders
David C. R. Kerr and Cheryl A. King
22. Youth with Mental Health Needs
Preston A. Britner, Kellie G. Randall, and Kym R. Ahrens
23. Youth in Foster Care
Dina Birman and Lyn Morland
24. Immigrant and Refugee Youth
J. Mark Eddy, Jennifer Cearley, Joseph Bergen, and Jenny Stern-Carusone
25. Children of Incarcerated Parents
Susan G. Weinberger
26. Program Funding
Arthur A. Stukas, E. Gil Clary, and Mark Snyder
27. Mentor Recruitment and Retention
Sarah E. Kremer and Becky Cooper
28. Mentor Screening and Youth Protection
Julia Pryce, Michael S. Kelly, and Sarah R. Guidone
29. Mentor and Youth Matching
Janis B. Kupersmidt and Jean E. Rhodes
30. Mentor Training
Andrea Taylor
31. Family Involvement
Renée Spencer and Antoinette Basualdo-Delmonico
32. Termination and Closure of Mentoring Relationships
David L. DuBois
33. Program Evaluation
E. Michael Foster
34. Economic Evaluation of Mentoring Programs
Jean E. Rhodes, Belle Liang, and Renée Spencer
35. Ethical Issues in Youth Mentoring
David L. DuBois and Michael J. Karcher
36. Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century: Progress and Prospects
Key features


  • Includes new, research-based and theory-driven coverage on key topics for program practice, such as program sustainability, mentor recruitment and training, mentor-mentee matching, relationship closure processes, and ethical issues.
  • Features twenty new chapter topics and eighteen completely revised chapters based on the latest research on these topics.


  • Offers scholarly treatment and practical applications for many mentoring program approaches and youth populations not presented anywhere else, including e-mentoring, group mentoring, and strategic family involvement, as well as key issues in mentoring immigrant youth, children of incarcerated parents, and youth in foster care.
  • Each chapter includes a checklist for practitioners to guide their application of the chapter's theories and research findings to everyday practice in the field.

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