Research Corner: Preventing Early Closure in Mentoring Relationships

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:00am to 2:30pm
Framingham, MA

** POSTPONED: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are postponing the Research Corner to a TBD date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will update this page as soon as we learn of a rescheduled date. If you would like to be added to our mailing lists for an email alert, please email us at Thank you for your patience and understanding.**

Many formal youth mentoring relationships end early or before their initial time commitment is met. Not only are such relationships less likely to be effective, they may actually be harmful in some cases. Some early match endings are unavoidable, such as when someone moves unexpectedly, but others can surely be prevented. In order to do so, better understandings of what causes them are needed.

Join us in Framingham for a lunchtime workshop featuring Renee Spencer, Professor of Human Behavior at the Boston University School of Social Work, who will present her most recent work: findings from two in-depth qualitative interview studies of early match closures. We will consider the impact of different types of relationship endings on program participants and engage in discussion and exchange of ideas regarding match closure practices.

May 9, 2018

Framingham Public Library


    Registration Temporarily Closed 

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