Balancing Skills and Challenges: Exploring the Concept of Relational Engagement in Combined Group and One-On-One Mentoring for Adolescent Girls by Ellen S. Markowitz, Nancy L. Deutsch & Edith "Winx" Lawrence — 2014This study explored engagement in interpersonal relationships within the context of combined group and one-on-one mentoring.
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|This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 113, No. 1.||
- Ellen Markowitz
ELLEN S. MARKOWITZ is the principal of SuperStarters Consulting.
She works with professional and nonprofit organizations on sports-based
youth development, coaching and professional development, nonprofit
organizations, performance, and leadership. Her research interests include
youth development in out-of-school time, particularly in sports and
mentoring programs, with a focus on connectedness and competence in
adolescent girls. She completed her Ph.D. in 2010 at the University of Virginia’s
Curry School of Education in applied developmental science with a
focus on sport psychology and positive youth development through sports.
- Nancy Deutsch
University of Virginia
NANCY L. DEUTSCH is associate professor of educational leadership and
foundations at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and
program director for methodology at Youth-NEX, the UVA Center to Promote
Effective Youth Development. Her research focuses on out-of-school
settings for adolescents. In addition to articles in journals, including Journal
of Adolescent Research and Journal of Early Adolescence, she has published two books, Pride in the Projects: Teens Building Identities in Urban Contexts (NYU Press, 2008) and Youth Organizations and Positive Youth Development: Case Studies of Success and Failure (Cambridge University Press, 2011), coauthored with Bart Hirsch and David DuBois. The latter won a Society for Research on Adolescence book award in 2011.
- Edith Lawrence
University of Virginia
EDITH "WINX" LAWRENCE is a professor in the Curry Program in clinical
and school psychology at the University of Virginia and director of the
Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP). Her research interests and publications
focus on a competence approach to adolescent and family development.
In addition to the development of YWLP’s weekly mentoring
curriculum that focuses on enhancing girls’ sense of self and leadership,
she also has developed the Family Inventory of Resources and Stressors, a
comprehensive assessment measure for professionals working with families
experiencing multiple problems.