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[Webinar] Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century

WHEN: September 14, 2020 at 11am (EST) WHERE: Webinar Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century How might youth mentoring shift in order to enhance effectiveness? How can Canadian youth mentoring programs focus on what young people need? How can youth mentoring programs integrate evidence-based practices enhancing the social, emotional, and intellectual skills of young people? How can […]

Rachael Ellison on racism and cognitive functioning, challenging political conversations, and how mentoring programs affect mentors

The Chronicle spoke to Dr. Rachael Ellison about her training as a community and clinical psychologist, her diverse projects ranging from neuropsychology to measuring outcomes of mentoring programs on mentors, and how a faculty mentor acquired during her undergraduate studies helped get her to where she is today. Can you tell us a little about […]

Bringing mentoring online to support Canadian youth who have experienced cyberbullying

Sam, J., Wisener, K., Schuitemaker, N., & Jarvis-Selinger, S. A. (2018). Aboriginal Youth Experiences with Cyberbullying: A Qualitative Analysis of Aboriginal e-mentoring BC. International Journal of Indigenous Health. https://doi.org/10.18357/ijih.v13i1.30267 Summarized by Karina DeAndrade and Harry Bayly Notes of interest: Study examines 189 youth ages 11-17 and 119 mentors on effects on cyberbullying and if having […]

The State of Young People during COVID-19 Infographic

By America’s Promise Alliance Findings from a nationally representative survey of high school students. The survey of 3,300 young people aged 13-19 was conducted by the Center of Promise at America’s Promise Alliance in late April and early May 2020; two thirds of the respondents had been out of school for more than four weeks. […]

Third Season of Reflections on Research Podcast

The first two episodes of the third season of the NMRC’s research-focused podcast is now available. The first of this season’s episodes features Drs. Gizem Erdem and Michelle Kaufman joining us to discuss their recent research summary on mentoring and substance misuse, exploring how adult mentors can support young people who have been impacted by substance misuse in the […]

Robin Cox’s New Book, “Mentoring Minutes: Weekly Messages to Encourage Anyone Guiding Youth”

Robin Cox recently published a new book, “Mentoring Minutes: Weekly Messages to Encourage Anyone Guiding Youth.” The Chronicle spoke with Robin to hear more about his career and life experiences related to mentoring and what his new book contributes to the field. How did you get involved in the field of youth mentoring? I had […]

The multitude and magnitude of coronavirus stressors on children

The perfect storm of insecurities and isolation creates a setup for mental health concerns and crisis. At BMC, at least 10 percent of parents have requested behavioral health support. By Barry Zuckerman and Katherine Gergen Barnett We’re months into the “new normal’’ of the coronavirus pandemic: social distancing, economic lockdowns, isolating ourselves from one another. […]

Using a life course perspective to predict short- and long-term consequences of COVID-19

Settersten, R. A., Jr., Bernardi, L., Härkönen, J., Antonucci, T. C., Dykstra, P. A., Heckhausen, J., Kuh, D., Mayer, K. U., Moen, P., Mortimer, J. T., Mulder, C. H., Smeeding, T. M., van der Lippe, T., Hagestad, G. O., Kohli, M., Levy, R., Schoon, I., & Thomson, E. (2020). Understanding the effects of Covid-19 through a life course lens. Advances in […]

[Webinar] National Conversations: Race, Relationships and Resources

Big Brothers Big Sisters and special guests from the National Urban League and Mindset Strategies are teaming up to present National Conversations: Race, Relationships, and Resources webinar series, debuting August 6th at 4 PM EST. Join us live on the BBBSA Facebook page, as we discuss ways to dismantle racial inequities that affect our youth. #BiggerTogether […]