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Join the new International Network of Mentoring Researchers

by Òscar Prieto-Flores Last year, in the European Mentoring Summit held in Berlin, a group of mentoring scholars agreed on creating an online space for mutual collaboration. The idea was not to only develop an e-mail list but also an online platform where we could discover like-minded resarchers, share and discuss resources, announcements conferences (including […]

BBBSA Teams Up with America’s Promise Alliance

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in response to recent events regarding violence against Black Americans, has joined America’s Promise Alliance to unite and call out injustices and the impacts systemic racism and trauma have on young people. The statement is available here – https://www.americaspromise.org/press-release/racial-trauma-and-young-people-why-we-cant-stay-silent

Urge Congress to prioritize young people in the COVID-19 response

A call to action from MENTOR: “Right now, across the country, mentoring programs are adjusting their services to continue to meet the needs of young people during this pandemic while following guidance from health professionals. We know all too well that youth often feel the brunt of national emergencies and we must call upon our […]

MENTOR celebrates Pride month

June is Pride Month, and MENTOR is celebrating #MENTORPride. Read their statement, and access Pride Month resources for mentors below. “June is Pride Month, which lifts up a movement built on fighting for equality and acceptance for all. That message is as timely as ever, as we stand against the tragedies and realities of systemic […]

Helping children and families cope with the COVID-19 pandemic

This post is another addition to our effort to disseminate as much material as possible about the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can support young people and families in this very difficult time. Annette M. La Greca, Ph.D. and colleagues have put together a guide for both children and caring adults in their lives, be […]

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Coping with fear and sadness during a pandemic

As we’ve discussed repeatedly, the effects of the coronavirus seem to know no bounds, infiltrating every part of daily life. While the practical ramifications range from the loss of jobs, to the need for social distancing, travel limitations, and much more, the implications for the mental health of you and your loved ones are also substantial. […]

The Science of Older and Wiser

By Phyllis Korkki, New York Times Since ancient times, the elusive concept of wisdom has figured prominently in philosophical and religious texts. The question remains compelling: What is wisdom, and how does it play out in individual lives? Most psychologists agree that if you define wisdom as maintaining positive well-being and kindness in the face of […]

MENTOR’s COVID-19 resources

Everyone has been touched by the corona virus and COVID-19, with cases soaring over 180,000 in the United States alone. During these trying times, the support of others is critical. While this might not be possible in a physical capacity with the necessity of social distancing, we can try to provide remote support wherever possible. […]

Screen time soars for US children amid global pandemic

by Sara Fischer, Axios With almost all U.S. states closing schools until at least the end of the month, most children ages 6–12 say they are spending at least 50% more time in front of screens daily, according to new data from SuperAwesome, a kids technology company. Why it matters: Parents were already struggling to limit screen time for kids […]

New report on how mentoring can reduce substance use and associated risk for youth

The National Mentoring Resource Center has recently released a new report on how to reduce substance use in youth, a highly salient topic given the national opioid crisis which particularly affects young people. You can read the main summary points for the article below, and access the full report by clicking here.  You can find […]