Entries by Cyanea Poon

How mentors can help maltreated children with coping strategies

Chesmore, A. A., Weiler, L. M., & Taussig, H. N. (2017). Mentoring relationship quality and maltreated children’s coping. American journal of community psychology, 60(1-2), 229-241. Summarized by Karina DeAndrade Notes of Interest: The purpose of this study was understand if mentoring could help children who had been maltreated with their coping strategies. Specifically, 154 children who […]

[Webinar] Mentoring to and through College

Mentoring to and through College Thursday, September 19, 2019, 1:00PM – 2:15PM EDT Not only can applying and getting to college be a daunting endeavor, but also navigating the higher education system, once you are there, can be an even more overwhelming and mystifying experience, especially for young people whose families never attended college. Programs […]

Child Trends Report: Family instability & children’s social development

Report written by Sydney Briggs, Emily Cantrell, Elizabeth Karberg Report Intro/Brief: “Family instability refers to changes in parents’ residential and romantic partnerships, such as marriage, divorce, and romantic partners moving in or out of the home. As rates of cohabitation, nonmarital births, and divorce have increased over the past 60 years, more children have experienced […]

Using TRICS model to help build mentor-mentee relationships

Donlan, A. E., McDermott, E. R., Zaff, J. F. (2017). Building relationships between mentors and youth: Development of the TRICS model. Children and Youth Services Review. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.06.044 Summarized by Karina DeAndrade   Notes of Interest: In this qualitative study, researchers used a model called TRICS to understand how relationships are formed between mentors and mentees. […]

Supporting young people in the wake of violence and trauma

 National Mentoring Resource Center Description of Resource: This guide provides mentors with recommendations and resources to help them support youth who have faced experiences with violence or trauma. Topics addressed include helping youth process their emotions, ask for help, and channel uncertain feelings into positive action. The resource includes information on a mentor’s role in […]

New study on youth attitudes towards school mentoring programs

Weiss, S., Harder, J., Bratiotis, C., & Nguyen, E. (2019). Youth Perceptions of a School-Based Mentoring Program. Education and Urban Society, 51(3), 423–437. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013124517722830 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Through their study, Weiss, Bratiotis, and Nguyen (2019) listened to youths’ voices to create the better approaches to fulfill academic needs and to improve […]

[Webinar] Fighting Toxic Relationships with Healthy Ones: Mentoring Youth who Experience Commercial / Sexual Exploitation

Fighting Toxic Relationships with Healthy Ones: Mentoring Youth who Experience Commercial / Sexual Exploitation Thursday, August 16, 2019 1:00PM – 2:15PM EDT This webinar explores the high challenges faced by Commercially and Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC), and the value of positive mentoring relationships in helping young people resist and overcome these abuses. Our panel centers […]

How youth voices can help us keep kids away from the juvenile justice system

By Brandon Griggs, Youth Today Statistics recently released by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice illustrate a grim reality for the outcomes of most individuals who have ever gone through the juvenile court system as teens or even younger. Not only are they far more likely to be incarcerated again than adults, with recidivism rates for young offenders […]