Entries by Jeremy Astesano

Exposure to community violence and mental health outcomes in adolescents

What Is The Impact Of Exposure To Community Violence On Adolescents’ Mental Health? from SRA blogs It has been well researched that urban adolescents are also exposed to high amounts of community violence, which can affect their overall and mental well-being. Over 85% report witnessing some type of violence in their lifetime, and over 60% have been victims of violent […]

New research looks at mentor self-disclosure in mentoring pairs

Dutton, H., Bullen, P., & Deane, K. (2019). “It is OK to let them know you are human too”: Mentor self-disclosure in formal youth mentoring relationships. Journal of Community Psychology, 47(4), 943-963. Summarized by Jeremy Astesano Notes of Interest: Self-disclosure is an important way for mentors and mentees to build closeness, but there isn’t a wealth […]

PIM follow up: Bernadine Brady takes us through her new book “Mentoring for Young People in Care and Leaving Care: Theory, Policy and Practice”

Today we’re bringing you a follow up from an earlier interview with Dr. Bernadine Brady, co-author of the new book “Mentoring for Young People in Care and Leaving Care: Theory, Policy and Practice”. Having had the chance to ask her about her career more generally, we also wanted to dive into her recently released work […]

Jeremy Astesano joins the Chronicle as an Associate Editor

Jeremy is a recent graduate from Haverford College with a B.A. in psychology, joining the Chronicle as an Associate Editor. A native of Cambridge, MA, he is passionate about understanding people and promoting positive social change in the world. He is also the lab manger for the Rhodes Lab and assistant director in the Center […]

Consider the whole person: How to improve your mentoring by thinking holistically

By Rick Woolworth, HBR  Editor’s note: It’s easy to perceive a mentoring relationship, especially one in an academic or professional context as just that: professional. While a good mentoring relationship should lead a mentee towards their goals, the article below describes the importance of understanding the mentee in question holistically, extending the conversation beyond the […]

How we can make mentoring programs better for the children of incarcerated parents

Stump, K. N., Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L. and Rhodes, J. E. (2018), Mentoring Program Enhancements Supporting Effective Mentoring of Children of Incarcerated Parents. Am J Community Psychol, 62: 163-174. doi:10.1002/ajcp.12250 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although children of incarcerated parents (COIP) are in danger of facing negative outcomes, being in mentoring […]

Bullying and its effect on mental and physical health for Jamaican teens, and how parents might be able to help

Elledge, L. C., Smith, D. E., Kilpatrick, C. T., McClain, C. M., & Moore, T. M. (2019). The associations between bullying victimization and internalizing distress, suicidality, and substance use in Jamaican adolescents: The moderating role of parental involvement. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(7), 2202-2220. Summarized by Jeremy Astesano Notes of Interest: Bullying can have significant […]

National Mentoring Day 2020

Today is National Mentoring Day! This is a great time to reflect on your own mentoring practices, your involvement, and the future of mentoring. Share the message of the powerful change that mentoring can have for young people. Have you had a mentoring experience that’s meaningful that you want to share? Connect with us and […]