Entries by Ariel Ervin

What makes an effective youth mentoring relationship?: An ecological framework

Chan, C. C. & Ho, W. C. (2008). An ecological framework for evaluating relationship-functional aspects of youth mentoring. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38(4), 837–867. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1559-1816.2008.00329.x Summarized by Maggie Bayly Notes of Interest: There has been a recent increase in the use of mentoring programs as a preventative strategy, such as youth violence. A majority […]

Bridging the Mental Health Care Gap for Black Children Requires a Focus on Racial Equity and Access

By Fadumo M. Abdi & Mavis Sanders, Child Trends  Black children and families in the United States experience direct, indirect, and intergenerationally transmitted stressors that result from systemic racism, many of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to pre-COVID mental and emotional health outcomes, data since the onset of the pandemic show […]

How funders can help build evaluation capacity in a non-profit

Castillo, I. (2017, September 19). Building Evaluation Capacity within a Nonprofit – How Funders Can Help (and Not Cause Trouble). Venture Philanthropy Partners. http://www.vppartners.org/blog-post/building-evaluation-capacity-within-a-nonprofit-how-funders-can-help-and-not-cause-trouble/ Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Metrics are a valuable asset for funders and non-profits. By having numbers to back up findings, they are able to demonstrate the impact their organizations are […]

Vlog: Youth Mental Health & Reshaping Our Culture

By Daniel Fairley II, Youth-NEX This vlog is the second in a series. View the first blog entitled “Youth at the Intersection of the Movement for Racial Justice and the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Highlights: I am the Youth Opportunity Coordinator focused on Black Male Achievement in the City of Charlottesville. In my work, I identify and […]

Can peer & near-peer social capital enhance emerging adults’ educational & career-related goals?

Boat, A. A., Miranda, A., & Syvertsen, A. K. (2022). Enhancing Education and Career Pathways Through Peer and Near-Peer Social Capital. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 51(7), 1287–1304. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-021-01540-x Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although social capital is known for assisting individuals with achieving their goals, research on this subject primarily examines the social capital […]

What are the associations between youth mentoring relationship quality & depressive symptoms?

Browne, R., Jarjoura, G. R., Keller, T. E., Tanyu, M., Herrera, C., & Schwartz, S. E. O. (2022). Mentoring and depressive symptoms of youth: Examining prospective and interactive associations with mentoring relationship quality. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12608 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Depression is associated with a variety of issues that can negatively […]

LGBTQ Students in College: Fostering Inclusion, Acceptance, and Safety

By Marshall Forstein, M.D. and Gene Beresin, Executive Director, The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds This post is one of a four-part series on college student mental health. The other posts in this series are:  College Students of Color: Overcoming Racial Disparities and Discrimination International College Students: Challenges and Solutions The Challenges of First-Generation […]

How Can We Help Young People Find Careers They Care About? It Starts With a Conversation.

By Roadtrip Nation It seems like everyone’s quitting their job these days — and every employer in America is trying to figure out why. But if you’re someone who’s invested in supporting students or young adults—say, you’re a parent, teacher, counselor, or someone who’s working in youth-focused nonprofits or educational organizations—this moment may have you […]