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Parental Outcomes of Youth Mentoring

We examined the parental outcomes of youth mentoring and its association with positive youth development in Big Brother Big Sister Canada community based mentoring programs

Collaborator: David DuBois (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Coordinator: Ommay Aiman Safi 

DENGE Project for Adolescents in Probation System
In this EU and Turkish Ministry of Justice funded project, we developed and implemented an evidence based risk assessment tool for adolescents in probation. The project aims to prevent recidivism of youth and promote rehabilitative perspective in probation. The project is being implemented in 26 probation bureaus across 21 cities in Turkey.
Collaborator: UNICEF Turkey
Coordinator: Esra Ersayan & Hamit Levent Evci
ÇAM'da Hayat Var Project
We trained probation officers in evidence based schema therapy and family systems therapy to intervene youth in probation and their families. We also explored the impact of Risk-Need-Responsivity Model to change the attiudes of probation officers about youth involved in the criminal justice system. 
Coordinator: Esra Ersayan

Positive Youth Development & Peer Mentoring

In this project, we examined the informal mentoring relationships and their role in promoting heathy youth development and prevention of aggression and heavy drinking. The project also examines the impact of peer mentoring via reports of mentors and mentees over 2 years.

Coordinator: Ommay Aiman Safi

PAR project
We conducted an action research project with probation officers, developed and implemented a 2 day brief training program and conducted an impact evaluation. 
Collaborators: Esra Ersayan, Banu Çankaya & Murat Ergin
Coordinator: Gizem Erdem

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