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The August 2006 edition of our newsletter, Youth Field Xpress, is now online.

Mentoring resources

Programs:

Australia's Youth Mentoring Network has a database of youth mentoring programs across Australia. It's used by practitioners, teachers, parents, youth workers, counsellors, potential volunteers and young people themselves all looking for their local mentoring program. To register your program, follow the links from:
http://www.youthmentoring.org.au/add_program.php

Articles:

DuBois DL et al. 2002. Effectiveness of mentoring programs for youth: A meta-analytic review. American journal of community psychology, v.30, n.2, pp.157-197.

Hartley R 2004. Young people and mentoring: towards a national strategy. A report prepared for Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia, Dusseldorp Skills Forum and The Smith Family. Sydney: The Smith Family http://www.smithfamily.com.au/documents/tsf_Mentor_May04_85540.pdf

Mentoring Australia 2000. Mentoring: benchmarks for effective and responsible mentoring programs http://www.dsf.org.au/mentor/benchmark.htm

Crime Prevention Branch of the Attorney-General's Department 2003. Early intervention: Youth mentoring programs: An overview of mentoring programs for young people at risk of offending (ISBN 0 642 21098 5) This 2003 report provides a national profile of mentoring programmes for young people at risk of offending and highlights different approaches, models and good practice in the field. The report is available in hard copy by phoning the Crime Prevention Branch of the Attorney-General's Department, toll-free number: 1800 708 777, or by downloading it as a PDF document (http://www.ag.gov.au/agd/WWW/ncphome.nsf/Page/Publications or follow the links from: http://tinyurl.com/2hpnw) The study team for the report were Urbis Keys Young's Dr Ania Wilczynski and Clare Culvenor together with Assoc. Prof. Chris Cunneen, Director of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Sydney Law School, John Schwartzkoff, director of Urbis Keys Young, and Kerry Reed-Gilbert, principal consultant at Kuracca Consultancy. National Crime Prevention 2003.