MENTORING YOUTH IN CARE An Update of the Literature

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Revised: February 2018

Background:

In 2014 the Child and Youth in Care and Mentoring Subcommittee of the Alberta Mentoring Partnership wanted to consult research literature regarding mentoring children and youth in care.

The Alberta Centre for Child, Family, and Community Research (now PolicyWise) provided assistance in summarizing the literature on and interviewing contacts with experience in mentoring children and youth in care in the Canadian context, which resulted in the following review:

Vandenberghe, C. (2014). Mentoring Youth in Care. Calgary, AB: Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research for the Child and Youth in Care and Mentoring Subcommittee of the Alberta Mentoring Partnership.

Recommended Citation:

Vandenberghe, C. (2017). Mentoring Youth in Care: An Update of the Literature. Calgary, AB: AndersonDraper Consulting Inc. for the Child and Youth in Care and Mentoring Subcommittee of the Alberta Mentoring Partnership.

Acknowledgements:

The author would like to thank those involved in the initial literature review by identifying relevant literature and providing feedback. Review of the updated literature review was provided by the Children and Youth in Care and Mentoring Advisory Committee. Funding for this project was provided by the Government of Alberta.

Keywords: mentor, Alberta, children, youth, care, child intervention, foster care

Given the growing body of evidence around mentoring youth in care and their continued work in the area the Subcommittee sought to update the previous review resulting in the current document.

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