Опыт оценки долгосрочной волонтерской программы наставничества для детей, оставшихся без попечения родителей, или оказавшихся в трудной жизненной ситуации
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This study examines the different perceptions about the role of mentors between youth who are at risk and institutionalized versus those who are family-based in the Russian Federation. The present study was conducted using a survey questionnaire with respondents between the ages of 15 and 23 in Moscow. Data analysis was conducted on 1,110 responses using Pearson’s chi-squared test, Pearson correlation coefficient, and t-test. Results indicate that youth who are institutionalized and at risk, more than their family-based peers, perceived the mentor to be their friend—a person with whom they can establish a close and trusting relationship. For respondents who were family-based, the mentor was perceived as a professional who taught them certain educational and vocational skills. The study also revealed the need for more attention to the psychosocial needs of youth at risk who are family-based. This has implications for the recruitment and training of mentors in the Russian Federation.
This article is devoted to the description of a set of ideas aimed at developing personal and professional self- determination and the skill of conscious choice in adolescence and early adolescence, united in the “System Choice” program of Smart Course’s. The article presents the scientific positions, which became the basis for the creation of the program, and the use of certain practices in it; a detailed description of the program, the logic of its construction and conduct, including the description of the interaction with the client before joining the program and the conditions of entry, the principles of selecting a mentor and describing the mentoring model in the program as a whole; the content of the training and each week of training with a mentor, as well as the features of counselling and parents’ follow-up throughout the program.
Mentoring is a social practice that has powerful cultural and historical roots and traditions that have changed across different areas of implementation over several centuries. Currently, we can see a surge of interest in mentoring, especially in the practice of research and project training. We present the first part of the materials of the Researcher journal in the context of the central question of the issue — mentoring, as well as other subjects associated with it.