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Developing mentoring relationships with adolescent girls that experience maternal relationship difficulties

Williamson, S., Deutsch, N. L., & Lawrence, E. C. (2020). A qualitative exploration of mentoring relationship development for girls experiencing maternal relationship difficulties. Children and Youth Services Review, 119, 105577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105577 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Developing close relationships with mentees can be challenging, especially for adolescent mentees who are referred to mentoring programs.  Findings of […]

Fearing that underrepresented college students are being left behind during COVID pandemic, initiative launched to connect 100,000 students with mentors

Job-searching has become a particularly hard process for many college students due to coronavirus. Because of the current job market, where many existing job and internship offers have been canceled; the presence of college recruiters has been put on hold; and with remote learning in place, many students feel like they have fewer resources and […]

Connecting youth: The role of mentoring approach

Austin, L. J., Parnes, M. F., Jarjoura, G. R., Keller, T. E., Herrera, C., Tanyu, M., & Schwartz, S.E. O. (2020). Connecting Youth: The Role of Mentoring Approach. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01320-z Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although formal mentoring strives to develop and strengthen mentor-mentee relationships beyond formal mentorships, there’s still […]

The impact of youth-initiated mentoring for underrepresented college-bound students

Schwartz, S. E. O., Kanchewa, S. S., Rhodes, J. E., Cutler, E., & Cunningham, J. L. (2016). “I didn’t know you could just ask:” Empowering underrepresented college-bound students to recruit academic and career mentors. Children and Youth Services Review, 64, 51–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.03.001 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Mentoring and social capital play essential roles for adolescents, […]

Managing attention and distractibility in online learning

“Managing attention and distractibility in online learning”.  Research-backed answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding attention and distractibility in the virtual classroom. By Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education, American Psychological Association This year, as COVID-19 disrupted traditional K–12 education, even the most experienced teachers felt suddenly thrown back into their […]

States and districts should exercise caution before using school climate survey data to compare schools

By Deborah Temkin, Renee Ryberg, Sarah Her, Child Trends In recent years, the education field has recognized that successful schools feature not only strong academics, but also a clear focus on creating safe and supportive learning environments, providing access to health supports, and addressing students’ social and emotional needs. Federal mandates now reflect this more […]