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A Systemic Model of the Youth Mentoring Intervention
Journal of Primary Prevention (2005)
  • Thomas E. Keller, Portland State University
Drawing upon ecological and systems theories, the author provides a promising conceptual model that focuses on patterns of interpersonal exchange among several key individuals (but not the only possible ones). This model reminds researchers and practitioners that mentoring resides within a mutually reinforcing (or inhibiting) network of other relationships. This systemic thinking has implications for child welfare agency policies and practices.
  • Youth -- Counseling of,
  • Social work with youth,
  • Mentoring,
  • Interpersonal relations,
  • Systemic therapy (Family therapy)
Publication Date
March, 2005
Publisher Statement
Copyright 2005 Springer, Part of Springer Science+Business Media
Citation Information
Thomas E. Keller. "A Systemic Model of the Youth Mentoring Intervention" Journal of Primary Prevention Vol. 26 Iss. 2 (2005)
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