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Summer Symposium on Mentoring Research (Friday, July 22, 2011)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 8:03am

The PSU Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research is proud to present the Summer Symposium on Mentoring Research. This special one-day symposium is for a national audience of professionals from youth mentoring programs or working in the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, and education. Throughout the day, distinguished researchers will give short, substantive talks highlighting their most important and intriguing findings. It will be a fast-paced, stimulating presentation of thought-provoking topics and trends in youth mentoring. Attendees will have opportunities to discuss these themes and to network with colleagues.

Theme
The focus of the 2011 Summer Symposium on Mentoring Research will be the mentoring of youth who have had contact with the child welfare or juvenile justice systems.
 Mentoring has become a prevalent approach not only for prevention but also intervention with youth in foster care and for adjudicated youth in diversion, incarceration, or re-entry situations. The Symposium will feature prominent researchers who investigate effective approaches for serving these young people. Speakers include:
Kym Ahrens, University of Washington
Jeffrey Butts, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Tim CavellUniversity of Arkansas
Sarah GeenenPortland State University
Roger JarjouraIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Thomas KellerPortland State University
Leslie Leve, Oregon Social Learning Center
Michelle Munson, New York University
Julia Pryce, Loyola University Chicago
Renee SpencerBoston University
Heather TaussigUniversity of Colorado

Attendance
The Summer Symposium is intended for all with an interest in mentoring for vulnerable youth: staff professionals from mentoring, child welfare, and juvenile justice programs; representatives and policy-makers from federal, state, and local government; representatives of businesses, foundations, and philanthropic organizations; and community advocates and volunteers, including mentors!

Schedule
Friday, July 22, 2011: Check-in (8:30-9:30am), Program (9:30am-4:30pm), Reception (4:30-6:00pm)

Registration
Please register at: www.youthmentoring.ssw.pdx.edu/
Registration fee: $75 per person. Oregon residents/programs have reduced fee of $50/person or an agency flat rate of $150 if multiple staff wish to attend. The event is free of charge to PSU faculty, staff and students.
Space is limited. Registration deadline: July 11, 2011.

Sponsors
We gratefully acknowledge support from Oregon Community Foundation and Portland Children’s Levy.

Contact
For more information or questions, please email siym@pdx.edu.