Enhancing the Protective Capacity of Mentoring Relationships: A Focus on What Works

Matthews, Betsy A.
April 2002
ICCA Journal on Community Corrections;Apr2002, p21
The article discusses the role of mentoring programs in the prevention of crime and other antisocial behaviors. Mentoring programs are designed to provide one-to-one relationships with caring volunteers who serve as role models. The author cites a study which found that mentoring programs for youth can lead to an improvement in school performance and attendance, as well as improvement in relationships with parents and peers. She also refers to another study which showed that empathy and consistency were linked to successful mentoring relationships.


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