Entries by Megyn Jasman

Supporting mentors in cross-racial matches with Black youth: Insights from Dr. Kristian Jones

A new study has been published highlighting the experiences of mentors in cross-racial matches with Black youth. Megyn Jasman interviewed leading author Dr. Kristian Jones, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington, on findings and recommendations for mentoring programs supporting cross-racial matches. Q: Program components and support are crucial […]

Finding purpose during times of adversity: The MentorOn program

Patel, K. N., Lincoln, B., Gomez, L. A. M., Lopez, A. C., Ting, T., Lund, T. J., & Liang, B. (2023). MentorOn: A peer mentoring program developed for COVID‐19 times. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23030 Summarized by Megyn Jasman and Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought up several concerns about youth […]

Case managers’ influence on mentee-mentor match outcomes

Karcher, M. J., Sass, D. A., Herrera, C., DuBois, D. L., Heubach, J., & Grossman, J. B. (2023). Pathways by which case managers’ match support influences youth mentoring outcomes:Testing the systemic model of youth mentoring. Journal of Community Psychology, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23010 Summarized by Megyn Jasman Notes of Interest: Match support providers in mentoring programs, such […]

Which characteristics predict the type of informal mentoring youth receive?

Gowdy, G., Fruiht, V., Tadese, H., & Rivera, M. (2022). One of these things is not like the other: Predictors of core and capital mentoring in adolescence. American Journal of Community Psychology, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12627 Summarized by Megyn Jasman Notes of Interest:  Which characteristics predict the type of informal mentoring youth receive? Compared to formal mentoring relationships, […]

The current state of college mental health and what we can do about it

Abelson, S., Lipson, S. K., & Eisenberg, D. (2022). Mental health in college populations: A multidisciplinary review of what works, evidence gaps, and paths forward. In L. W. Perna (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of Theory and Research. Springer Cham. Summarized by Megyn Jasman Notes of Interest:  Colleges and universities are concerned with the well-being of […]

Megyn Jasman joins the Chronicle as an Associate Editor

Megyn Jasman is the Assistant Director and Research Coordinator of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts Boston, investigating how the mentoring field can be revolutionized to best support today‘s youth. In the Spring of 2021, Megyn graduated with her Bachelors in Psychological Science from Central Connecticut State University as the Valedictorian […]

Can giving advice to others be more motivating than receiving advice? Recent study suggests yes.

Eskreis-Winkler, L., Fishbach, A., & Duckworth, A. L. (2018). Dear Abby: Should I give advice or receive it? Psychological Science, 29(11), 1797-1806. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797618795472 Summarized by Megyn Jasman Notes of Interest:  Although receiving advice may be beneficial in some scenarios, it does not always produce the desired outcome, and sometimes may actually be damaging. This study […]

Teens confide in certain adults more than parents about mental health

By Gianna Melillo, Reprinted from Changing America, The Hill New data suggests teens reach out to educators more than their parents about mental health concerns, while experts stress both adults can play complementary roles in supporting young people’s mental health. Most educators, 78 percent, have been approached by a child about a mental or emotional concern, […]

Study highlights protective role of teacher-student relationships during COVID-19

Zhu, Q., Cheong, Y., Wang, C., & Sun, C. (2021). The roles of resilience, peer relationship, teacher-student relationship on student mental health difficulties during COVID-19. School Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000492 Summarized by Megyn Jasman Notes of Interest: The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered students’ lives in school, including but not limited to virtual learning, social-distancing requirements, and […]