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dc.contributor.authorBoddy, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorAgllias, Kylie
dc.contributor.authorGray, Mel
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-04T12:00:39Z
dc.date.available2017-12-04T12:00:39Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-10-20T23:01:29Z
dc.identifier.issn0265-0533
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02650533.2012.670103
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47404
dc.description.abstractBased on a social intervention research study into mentoring with women from socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, this paper considers some of the key differences between traditional workplace and community-based mentoring when used as a social work intervention. The study involved eighteen women who participated in a preparation-for-mentoring groupwork program for twelve months. Eleven of these participants were then matched with a mentor and supported in this relationship for a further 12 months. Qualitative analysis points to three key factors likely to enhance the success of community-based mentoring relationships: (i) relational qualities, such as trust, engagement, and authenticity, (ii) mentees' readiness for change and ability to overcome adversity, and (iii) mentors' practical assistance with tasks and overcoming obstacles. Social workers implementing a community-based mentoring program need to be mindful of the importance of these factors in order to ensure that mentees are supported to engage effectively in any mentoring relationship and overcome structural, community, and familial barriers that may adversely affect them.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent207017 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom385
dc.relation.ispartofpageto405
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Social Work Practice
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Social Work Practice
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607
dc.titleMentoring in social work: Key findings from a women's community-based mentoring program
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Work
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorBoddy, Jennifer


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