Entries by Cyanea Poon

New research looks at media-based peer support in grad school

McLaughlin, Christopher and Sillence, Elizabeth (2018) Buffering against academic loneliness: The benefits of social media-based peer support during postgraduate study. Active Learning in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/1469787418799185 Summarized by Cyanea Poon Notes of Interest: This qualitative study examined how postgraduate students can benefit from supportive peer network through social media platforms. This article concluded with some […]

Webinar: Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families 2-part series

Hosted by Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families: Part 1 Thursday, October 11, 2018 2:00:00 PM EDT – 3:30:00 PM EDT This webinar will discuss how to effectively work with Muslim youth and their families by bringing attention to potential bias, as well as providing a foundational overview of […]

A Spotlight on The Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Project (MEDP)

by Bobbi Jo Ortiz, LCSW, CEO & Annette Baumann, Big Brothers Big Sisters El Paso A repost from National Mentoring Resource Center Project Name: Northward Bound Mentoring Enhancement Project Agencies/Programs Involved: Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lubbock, BBBS of Las Cruces (now BBBS Mountain Region) Why did you decide to get involved in the MEDP project? What […]

Like it or not, immigrant children are our future

By Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Carola Suárez-Orozco,  The WorldPost An entirely new cartography of immigration is unfolding in real time. Today, a quarter of children in countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are from immigrant homes, meaning they are either foreign born or have at least one parent who is foreign born. […]

Upcoming international conference on mentoring youths facing adversity

‘Mentoring Young People Facing Adversity’ International Conference Friday, 12 October 2018 (10.30am- 4.30pm), Ireland ‘Mentoring young people facing adversity: exploring the intersection of theory and practice through the perspectives of participants and stakeholders’. An international conference hosted by Foróige in conjunction with the Global Youth Mentoring Network. Mentoring interventions for young people facing adversity in […]

New research unpacks how social interaction impacts physical activity-based programs

McDonough, M. H., Ullrich-French, S., & McDavid, M. L. (2018). Helping kids connect: Participant and staff perspectives on facilitating social relationships in a physical activity-based positive youth development program for youth from low-income families. Sport, Exercise, And Performance Psychology, 7(1), 13-29. doi:10.1037/spy0000109 Summarized by Cyanea Poon Notes of Interest: This qualitative study adopted the socio-ecological […]

A conversation with Thomas Keller: How programs can maintain long-term mentoring relationships, and next steps in the field

Interviewed by Maaike Kroes and Iris Kools Thomas Keller serves as the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research and Director of the Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring. His research focuses on the development and influence of youth mentoring relationships and strategies for improving youth mentoring programs. He also addresses the well-being of youth […]

NMRC reviewed the effectiveness of mentoring programs

Reposting from National Mentoring Resource Center One of the main activities of the National Mentoring Resource Center Research Board is to review the research about rigorously evaluated mentoring programs to rate their currently demonstrated level of effectiveness. Program reviews are conducted using the standards and protocols of CrimeSolutions.gov, a resource developed by the Office of Justice Programs. Following a systematic review of […]