HOPE Community-Based Mentoring Program
Note: The HOPE Community-Based Mentoring Program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.
About This Program
The goal of the HOPE Community-Based Mentoring Program is to help youth in out-of-home care (foster care) situations transition successfully into adulthood. The program envisions a community in which every foster youth experiences nurturing, one-on-one relationships and community support. This, in turn, would allow each of them to make informed, responsible decisions as involved members of the community.
Benefits for the youth:
- Improved self-esteem.
- Increased school attendance and participation in school activities.
- Improved academic skills.
- More awareness of resources available for the youth.
- Support for new ambitions, attitudes and behaviors.
- Enhance ability to seek and retain jobs.
The program's representative has not provided these since we began requesting them in Fall 2010.
Education and Training Resources
Publicly available information indicates there is
a manual that describes how to implement this program, and there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.
Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research
This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.
Child Welfare Outcomes: Not Specified
Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for HOPE Community-Based Mentoring Program.
No reference materials are currently available for HOPE Community-Based Mentoring Program.
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: March 2012
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2012
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2012