Mentoring Children and Young People for Social Inclusion critically analyses the challenges and possibilities of mentoring approaches to youth welfare and equality. It explores existing youth mentoring programmes targeted towards youth in care, immigrant, and refugee populations, and considers the extent to which these can aid social inclusion.

The book compiles works by scholars from different countries focused on how child and youth mentoring has been changing globally in recent years and how these changes are identified and approached in different contexts. The book seeks to address what empowering youth means in different socio-political contexts, how mentoring is approached by governments and NGOs, and how these approaches shape mentoring relationships. It provides insights on how mentoring can tackle structural inequalities and work towards child and youth empowerment.

This book will be of great interest for academics, scholars, and postgraduate students in the area of inclusive education and mentoring. It will also be useful reading for social workers, community developers, and practitioners working in NGOs, as well as for governments looking for innovative ways to generate interventions in the educational and social arena.

chapter Chapter 1|15 pages

Critical autonomy, social capital, and mentoring programmes for children and youth 1

Edited ByÒscar Prieto-Flores, Jordi Feu, Xavier Casademont, Xavier Alarcón

chapter Chapter 2|16 pages

The importance of being present

Mentors as “presence practitioners”
ByBernadine Brady, Pat Dolan

chapter Chapter 3|15 pages

The role of mentoring and service learning in youth's critical consciousness and social change efforts

ByBernadette Sánchez, Beth S. Catlett, Lidia Y. Monjaras-Gaytan, Rebecca McGarity-Palmer, Amy J. Anderson, C. Lynn Liao, Christopher B. Keys

chapter Chapter 4|17 pages

New approaches to empower youth to recruit mentors in the United States

BySarah Schwartz, McKenna Parnes, Laura Austin, Rebecca Browne

chapter Chapter 5|30 pages

Youth-Initiated Mentoring

Promoting and improving the social networks of youth with complex needs in the Netherlands
ByLevi van Dam, Ellis ter Beek, Natasha Koper

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

Youth mentoring and multiple social support attunement

Contributions to understand youth social development and well-being
ByFrancisco Simões, Maria Manuela Calheiros, Madalena Alarcão

chapter Chapter 7|18 pages

The methodological issues in the assessment of quality and the benefits of formal youth mentoring interventions

The case of the Czech Big Brothers Big Sisters/Pět P
ByTereza Brumovská, Gabriela Seidlová Málková

chapter |5 pages


ByÒscar Prieto-Flores, Jordi Feu