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Presented at the 21st Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 2000 Room: Salon E & F
Presenting: Ellen Lipman
All Authors for this paper: Ellen Lipman; Kathryn Graham; Jeff Bisanz; Jose da Costa; Simon LaRose
Presentation Type: poster presentation
Synopsis: Adult one-to-one mentoring programs are associated with improvements in social and academic outcomes for at-risk children and youth. Less is known about the mechanisms through which benefits are achieved. A Canadian study of the Big Brothers Big Sisters community match program is currently underway to determine: (1) specific match relationship components associated with improved child outcomes, (2) mechanisms through which exposure improves child health , (3) influence of demographic and other risk variables on outcomes, and (4) agency, mentor and parent characteristics associated with improved outcomes. Preliminary study results are presented.
Date: Monday, February 25, 2008
Session Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM