Entries by Jeremy Astesano

2020 Mentoring Summit registration is now open!

The Mentoring Summit 2020, hosted by MENTOR, is happening on January 31st, 2020! See the information below to sign-up and attend: The 10th annual National Mentoring Summit will take place January 29 – 31, 2020 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown. The National Mentoring Summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, […]

National Mentoring Summit 2020

Held in Singapore, the Mentoring Summit 2020 is a one-day impactful conference where youth agencies, mentoring practitioners, researchers, Corporates and stakeholders from the Community and Government, come together to share ideas, learning, and best practices about mentoring. The intent is to level-up on mentoring knowledge and practices, and to promote the widespread use of mentoring […]

Reporting for work where you once reported for probation

By Ted Alcorn, The Atlantic  Where mistrust between communities and law enforcement runs high, can people with criminal histories bridge the gap? One afternoon in October, Abdul Malik was sitting just inside the entrance of a New York City Probation Department building in the South Bronx when he recognized a young man coming in and […]

Boys and girls take different paths to empathy

By Tara Kuther, Society for Research on Adolescence Empathy is a trait that develops during adolescence. However, it seems that the course of development might be gender-specific. Empathy, the capacity to take another person’s perspective and appreciate their emotion, is thought to increase over the course of adolescence with advances in cognition and emotion. Some […]

[Webinar] Supporting and including youth with disabilities

Date: Thursday, December 19th 1-2:15PM Eastern Description: This webinar will focus on strategies and best practices for mentoring youth with disabilities. Attendees will hear from three programs with unique models located across the country that work to support youth and young people with disabilities. Presenters will discuss the importance of inclusive mentoring and ways to ensure that our […]

What is the impact of social support on youth coping effectiveness in the context of urban poverty?

Reife, I., Duffy, S., & Grant, K. E. (2019, July 22). The Impact of Social Support on Adolescent Coping in the Context of Urban Poverty. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000296 Summarized by Jeremy Astesano Notes of Interest: The authors of this study were interested in the impact of stressors on […]