New Season of Reflections on Research Podcast

Reflections on ResearchThe first two episodes of the second season of the NMRC’s research-focused podcast is now available. The first of this season’s six episodes features an interview with Dr. Gabe Kuperminc, co-Chair of the NMRC’s Research Board, who joined us to discuss his recent evaluation of a school-based group mentoring program called Project Arrive that has produced some meaningful results. The episode also features Gabe’s thoughts on what e-mentoring programs often overlook, the benefits that come from a group approach, and other insights that will be useful to practitioners of all types.

In the second episode, we are joined by Dr. Sam McQuillin of the University of South Carolina to discuss his innovative research on short-term school-based mentoring, as well as his thoughts on how we can improve the mentoring that happens in schools and the concept of enlisting mentors to offer more meaningful support to youth with mental health and other challenges. Sam is one of the most innovative thought leaders in the mentoring movement and this hour-long interview is full of keen insights and interesting ideas for practitioners and policymakers.

The remaining episodes of the season will be released throughout September and will feature researchers discussing topics such as the meta-analytic effectiveness of mentoring, examples of mentoring programs reducing recidivism, the benefits of cross-age peer mentoring, and much more. So look for new episodes here on the site as well as on iTunes and Soundcloud.

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