Mentoring programs for Indigenous youth at risk

Mentoring programs for Indigenous youth at risk

Vicki-Ann Ware

Closing the Gap— September 2013
Mentoring programs for Indigenous youth at risk

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Research has shown that mentoring can have powerful and lasting positive impacts on the behavioural, academic and vocational outcomes of at-risk youth.

This resource sheet examines the evidence on the effectiveness of formal mentoring programs for helping Indigenous young people at risk of engaging in antisocial and risky behaviours. It reviews effective mentoring relationships, how they work, and what further research is needed.

This report was produced by AIFS staff for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse was a Council of Australian Governments’ initiative jointly funded by all Australian Governments. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies was funded from 2009 to 2014 to deliver the Clearinghouse.

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