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dc.contributor.authorBrady, Bernadine
dc.contributor.authorDolan, Pat
dc.contributor.authorCanavan, John
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-16T13:27:41Z
dc.date.issued2017-02-22
dc.identifier.citationBrady, B., Dolan, P., and Canavan, J. (2017) ‘He told me to calm down and all that’: a qualitative study of forms of social support in youth mentoring relationships. Child & Family Social Work, 22: 266–274. doi: 10.1111/cfs.12235.en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1365-2206
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/6521
dc.description.abstractThe worldwide growth in formal youth mentoring programmes over the past two decades is partly a response to the perception that young people facing adversity do not have access to supportive relationships with adults and positive role models in their communities to the degree they once had. Formal mentoring programmes facilitate the development of a friendship or match' between an older volunteer and a young person, with the objective of supporting the young persons' personal and social development. Drawing on 66 semi-structured interviews with young people, parents, mentors and caseworkers associated with nine youth mentoring matches in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Programme in Ireland, this paper analyses the forms of social support evident in the mentor-mentee relationships and highlights how the mentoring relationship was perceived to have impacted on the well-being of the young people participating. The findings reflect the consensus in the mentoring literature that close, well-established mentoring relationships have the potential to bring about meaningful change in the lives of young people.en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherWileyen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofChild & Family Social Worken
dc.subjectEmotional well-beingen_IE
dc.subjectQualitativeen_IE
dc.subjectSocial supporten_IE
dc.subjectYouth mentoringen_IE
dc.subjectAdolescentsen_IE
dc.title'He told me to calm down and all that': a qualitative study of forms of social support in youth mentoring relationshipsen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2017-05-03T09:37:51Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/cfs.12235
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12235en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.description.embargo2019-02-22
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dc.local.contactBernadine Brady, School Of Political Science, & Sociology, Nui Galway. 5759 Email: bernadine.brady@nuigalway.ie
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