Entries by Cyanea Poon

Students learn from people they love

By David Brooks, New York Times A few years ago, when I was teaching at Yale, I made an announcement to my class. I said that I was going to have to cancel office hours that day because I was dealing with some personal issues and a friend was coming up to help me sort […]

These tools help coach college youth aged out of foster care to develop relationships

By Yvonne Unrau, Youth Today What does it take to engage students who age out of foster care into supportive relationships on the college campus? It helps to understand that relationships formed with supportive adults, such as caseworkers, foster parents, guardians ad litem and other professionals, while in foster care can change frequently for youth, […]

Why do parents want a mentor for their child? A comparison between community-based and school-based matches

Sourk, M., Weiler, L. M., Cavell, T. A. (2019). Risk, support, and reasons for wanting a mentor: Comparing parents of youth in community versus school-based matches. Child and Youth Services Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.01.046 Summarized by Karina DeAndrade Notes of Interest: The purpose of this study was to understand the why parents wanted their kids to have […]

New study on the moderating effects of program experiences in formal mentoring

Weiler, L., Boat, A., & Haddock, S. (2019). Youth Risk and Mentoring Relationship Quality: The Moderating Effect of Program Experiences. American Journal of Community Psychology, 63(1-2), 73-87. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Weiler’s, Boat’s, and Haddock’s (2019) study examined if mentor program experiences (i.e. support for efficiency, mattering, and opportunities to belong, supportive bonds with […]

Youth Collaboratory Report: Youth-level outcomes & measures for system responses to youth homelessness

Youth Collaboratory What is the Youth Outcomes Project? The Youth Outcomes Project (YOP), a collaboration between Youth Collaboratory, Chapin Hall, multiple federal agencies and a number of leading researchers, practitioners, philanthropists, and youth with lived experience, provides guidance and promotes consensus on what and how to measure within the four broad core outcome areas identified […]

Call for proposals – European Mentoring Summit 2020

European Mentoring Summit 2020 Barcelona, Spain – 18-20 March, 2020 In this conference we will explore the inner workings of mentoring and meet other participants who enrich our skills and understanding of different approaches to the world of mentoring. The summit will include world-renowned speakers, panels, workshops with creative experts, different sessions to exchange knowledge […]

Tricia Shalka on experiences of international college students

Dr. Tricia Shalka is an assistant professor in the Warner School’s higher education program at University of Rochester. Dr. Shalka’s primary research investigates the impacts of traumatic experience(s) on college students, particularly in terms of developmental outcomes.  Her most recent work in this area explores the intersection of identity development and trauma in college students.  […]