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Stand By Me

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Description for Stand By Me Paperback. This book describes the extraordinary potential that exists in youth mentoring relationships, and discloses the ways in which nonparent adults are uniquely positioned to encourage adolescent development. Yet the book also exposes a rarely acknowledged risk: unsuccessful relationships can actually harm at-risk youth. Series: The Family & Public Policy. Num Pages: 176 pages, 2 line illustrations, 1 table. BIC Classification: 1KBB; JFSP2; JKSB1; JKSN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 185 x 209 x 16. Weight in Grams: 188.

A child at loose ends needs help, and someone steps in--a Big Brother, a Big Sister, a mentor from the growing ranks of volunteers offering their time and guidance to more than two million American adolescents. Does it help? How effective are mentoring programs, and how do they work? Are there pitfalls, and if so, what are they? Such questions, ever more pressing as youth mentoring initiatives expand their reach at a breakneck pace, have occupied Jean Rhodes for more than a decade. In this provocative, thoroughly researched, and lucidly written book, Rhodes offers readers the benefit of the latest ... Read more

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Harvard University Press United States
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The Family & Public Policy
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Cambridge, Mass, United States
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About Jean E. Rhodes
Jean E. Rhodes is Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She cofounded the European Centre for Evidence-Based Mentoring and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Reviews for Stand By Me
Everyone who cares for and worries about today's youth
parents, teachers, program operators, policy makers, funders and citizens who want to make a difference
should read this book. It not only provides useful advice about mentoring programs, but reminds us of the essential role that relationships with outsiders play in successful human development.
Gary Walker, President, Public/Private Ventures Stand by Me ... Read more

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