The definitive reference on youth mentoring, The Handbook of Youth Mentoring is a state-of-the art compilation of the research, practice and application of best practices in the field of youth mentoring. The first edition won the award by SRA for the best edited book, and the new edition, aims to increase its focus on practical application and implementation of best practices. The new edition of the Handbook will include several new chapters on emerging areas of research and practice, including:
New chapter on Developmental Issues in Mentoring
New chapter on Social Class
New chapter on Electronic Mentoring and Media
New chapter on Mental Health problems and special needs
New Chapter on mentoring Immigrant Youth
Greater focus on implementation
David L. DuBois, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Division of Community Health Sciences within the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his doctorate in clinical-community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed studies of youth mentoring, including a meta-analytic review of the literature on the effectiveness of youth mentoring programs. In 2003, he co-chaired the National Research Summit on Mentoring. Along with Jean Rhodes, he then co-authored the National Research Agenda for Youth Mentoring that emerged from the Summit. Currently, he is conducting research on youth mentoring with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and the William T. Grant Foundation. He serves as a consultant to numerous local, state, and national mentoring organizations and has been a mentor himself in a Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.