Entries by Jean Rhodes

New Study Highlight Role for Mentors in Supporting College-Aged Youth’s Engagement in Apps

Weiner et al. (2024). Engagement, Acceptability, and Effectiveness of a Digital Behavior Change Platform for Depression and Obesity Risk Background Adolescence and early adulthood are critical periods for the onset of mental health disorders like depression as well as the development of health behaviors that impact obesity risk (Paus et al., 2008; Patton et al., […]


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International Network of Mentoring Researchers

Welcome to the International Network of Mentoring Researchers The International Network of Mentoring Researchers (IMRN) was developed to promote collaboration among mentoring experts in ways that deepen our understanding and improve our ability to advance the lives of youth and people at risk for social exclusion. As a member of the IMRN, you can discover […]

Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring

The US CEBM’s signature publication, the Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring produces analyses of youth mentoring research trends, accessible digests of peer-reviewed research, as well as forums for meaningful dialogue across youth development constituents. Since its launch in 2012, the Chronicle has attracted more than 2.25 million views from its visitors and more than 10,000 subscribers […]

Matt Hagler awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Matthew Hagler, a second year clinical psychology student in the Rhodeslab, has been selected for a highly competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  Matt plans to explore the long-term influence of high school teacher support and the factors that lead to the acquisition of mentors among first generation students at UMB. Identifying barriers to (and strategies […]

Elements of Effective Practice 4th Edition

The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ (MENTOR, 2015; the “Elements”) describes the definitive Standards of practice for the field of youth mentoring. By adhering to the Elements, mentoring programs can enhance their overall program quality and help build strong mentoring relationships.  The Elements were written by Drs. Janis Kupersmidt and Rebecca Stelter of Mentoring […]