Mentoring Institute - Sharing our Expertise

Sarah Kremer, Program Manager of the Friends for Youth Mentoring Institute, traveled to Portland, OR, in September for the National Prevention Network's 20th Annual Prevention Research Conference, Moving Prevention Upstream: Navigating the Challenges of Research to Practice.

Sarah together with William Lapp, Ph.D., presented a session titled: The Prevention Effects of Mentoring on Underage Drinking focusing on:

  • Techniques for establishing trusting and caring youth/adult relationships which lead to increased social support and resiliency, resulting in a decrease in underage drinking for youth participants.
  • Innovative methods of evaluating mentoring programs through techniques such as growth curves and multiple regression.
High quality and effective mentoring is proving to be an effective pro-active intervention for a number of youth issues, including the prevention in tobacco, alcohol, and substance use/abuse: a decrease in violent behaviors; improved school engagement and increasing positive behaviors.

For more information visit our website at www.friendsforyouth.org/MentoringInstitute.html or email Program Manager Sarah Kremer at sarah@friendsforyouth.org


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