Entries by Cyanea Poon

How positive staff relationship and support can encourage youth to be more active.

Riciputi, S., McDonough, M. H., Snyder, F. J., McDavid, M. L. (2019). Staff Support Promotes Engagement in a Physical Activity-Based Positive Youth Development Program for Youth From Low-Income Families. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/spy0000169 Summarized by Karina DeAndrade Notes of Interest: In this study, researchers sought to examine if the relationship between staff and […]

Toni Zimmerman on teaching youth to understand stereotypes & cultural messages

Interviewed by Karina DeAndrade Dr. Toni Zimmerman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado (LMFT). She is a Clinical Fellow and an Approved Supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She is on the faculty at Colorado State University in the Department of Human Development and Family […]

Importance of attunement to mentoring relationships and mentees’ academic support-seeking behavior?

Weiler, L., Chesmore, A., Pryce, J., Haddock, S., & Rhodes, T. (2019). Mentor Response to Youth Academic Support–Seeking Behavior: Does Attunement Matter? Youth & Society, 51(4), 548-569. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Mentoring interventions are appealing methods to help lower the chances of poor academic performance, school absence, and dropping-out, for adolescent offenders. However, the […]

NMRC: Mentor-Mentee Activity Guidance

National Mentoring Resource Center Evidence Rating for this Practice: Promising (Promising: 4 Studies; Null Effect: 2 Studies; Insufficient Evidence: 2 Studies) In four of the eight studies reviewed, the practice of mentor-mentee activity guidance was associated with better outcomes. In these four studies, the outcome evidence and the methodology used for assessing effects of the practice […]

How relationships with trusted adults can benefit youth

Meltzer, A., Muir, K., Craig, L. (2018). The role of trusted adults in young people’s social and economic lives. Youth & Society. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X16637610 Summarized by Karina DeAndrade Notes of Interest: The purpose of this article was to explore the importance of relationships between youth and trusted, non-parental adults, as well as the impact these […]

Latino/as’ perception of peer: Mentors as social capital

Moschetti, R. V., Plunkett, S. W., Efrat, R., & Yomtov, D. (2018). Peer mentoring as social capital for Latina/o college students at a Hispanic-serving institution. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 17(4), 375–392. https://doi.org/10.1177/1538192717702949 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Moschetti, Plunkett, Efrat, and Yomtov (2018) administered a mentoring program targeted at Latino/a university students […]

Mentoring Short Course 2019

Short Course: “INNOVATIONS IN MENTORING FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION” lead by prof. dr. Jean Rhodes Date: 7 / 8 October 2019 Location: NHL Stenden University, Leeuwarden, NL The European and UMB/MENTOR Centers for Evidence-Based Mentoring organize a Mentoring Short Course on the 7th and 8th of October 2019, in Leeuwarden, NL. It is the third Short Course the two […]