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Evidenced Based
Mentoring (EBM) 101
An Introduction to Mentoring and
Evidence-based Mentoring Practices
Agenda
O Welcome
O Definition of EBM
O Types of Mentoring Models
O Benefits of EBM
O Challenges to EBM
O What Challenges Have You Faced?
O Strategies of Overcoming Challenges
O Resources to Support EBM Implementation
and Evaluation
Definition of EBM
Effective Mentoring…
O is a structured, one-to-one relationship or
partnership that focuses on the needs of
mentored participants.
O fosters caring and supportive relationships.
O encourages individuals to develop to their fullest
potential.
O helps an individual to develop his or her own
vision for the future.
O is a strategy to develop active community
partnerships.
Rhodes, J.E. (2002). Stand by me: The risks and rewards of mentoring today’s youth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
University Press.
Types of Mentoring Models
Peer to Peer
One on One
Culturally Specific
The Five Fingers of Mentoring
Group/ Team
Gender Specific
Characteristics of an Effective
EBM Program
O target youth that will benefit most
from mentoring, namely those most
at risk;
O have clearly defined and
articulated goals and expectations;
O include a level of flexibility that
accommodates the diverse
personalities and needs of mentors
and mentees;
Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009; Jekielek, Moore, & Hair, 2002; Federal Mentoring
Council, n.d.
http://www.mentoring.org/program_resources/elements_and_toolkits
Characteristics of an Effective
EBM Program
O have mentors with previous
relevant experience in helping
others and who are committed to at
least 12 months of participation;
O incorporate activities that facilitate
relationship building;
O support and involve parents and
families;
Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009; Jekielek, Moore, & Hair, 2002; Federal Mentoring Council, n.d.
http://www.mentoring.org/program_resources/elements_and_toolkits
Characteristics of an Effective
EBM Programs
O coordinate with other services and
supports as needed;
O provide some structure to allow for
careful matching between mentors with
mentees;
O provide training for mentors both before
and after they are matched with youth;
Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009; Jekielek, Moore, & Hair, 2002; Federal Mentoring Council, n.d.
http://www.mentoring.org/program_resources/elements_and_toolkits
Characteristics of a Effective
EBM Programs
O have rigorous and reliable screening practices for
mentors in order to protect children;
O provide consistent oversight, training, and support
including early problem detection to ensure that
needs of mentees are being met and concerns are
being addressed effectively; and
O continuously evaluate and monitor program
implementation and youth and mentor outcomes,
and are flexible enough to change as necessary
Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009; Jekielek, Moore, & Hair, 2002; Federal Mentoring Council, n.d.
http://www.mentoring.org/program_resources/elements_and_toolkits
Benefits for the Mentee in
EBM Programs
O Increased high school graduation rates
O Lower high school dropout rates
O Healthier relationships and lifestyle
choices
O Better attitude about school
O Higher college enrollment rates and
higher educational aspirations
MENTOR, 2009; Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009
http://www.mentoring.org/program_resources/elements_and_toolkits
Benefits for the Mentee in
EBM Programs
O Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
O Improved behavior, both at home and at
school
O Stronger relationships with parents,
teachers, and peers
O Improved interpersonal skills
O Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and
alcohol use
MENTOR, 2009; Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009
http://www.mentoring.org/program_resources/elements_and_toolkits
Benefits for the Mentor in
EBM Programs
O Increased self-esteem
O A sense of accomplishment
O Creation of networks of volunteers
O Insight into childhood, adolescence, and
young adulthood
O Increased patience and improved
supervisory skills
U.S. Department of Labor, n.d.
http://www.mentoring.org/program_resources/elements_and_toolkits
Challenges to Implementing EBM
Programs
From a 2005 survey of mentors…
O Fourteen percent reported that the mentor expected
more from the relationship.
O Eleven percent reported that the mentee expected too
much from the relationship.
O Eleven percent reported that the mentor and mentee
could not build a positive relationship.
O Seven percent reported a poor match between mentor
and mentee.
Mentor, 2006
http://www.mentoring.org/program_resources/elements_and_toolkits
Challenges to Implementing EBM
Programs
From a 2005 survey of mentors…
O Seven percent reported that the boundaries of the
relationship were not clear.
O Seven percent reported a lack of staff support.
O Four percent reported ethical issues.
O Six percent reported disagreements with program staff
regarding program rules.
Mentor, 2006
http://www.mentoring.org/program_resources/elements_and_toolkits
What challenges have you
faced?
Strategies for Overcoming
Challenges
From a 2005 survey of mentors…
O spending more time with the young person
(41 percent),
O having more materials/resources available
(35 percent),
O being better informed/more knowledgeable
(31 percent), and
O receiving better training (30 percent)
MENTOR, 2006
http://www.mentoring.org/program_resources/elements_and_toolkits
Evidence Based Practices in
Mentoring
O Recruitment
O Screening
O Training
O Matching
O Monitoring and Support
O Closure
http://www.mentoring.org/downloads/mentoring_1225.pdf
http://www.mentoring.org/downloads/mentoring_1225.pdf
Strategies for Overcoming
Challenges
Mentoring Resources
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