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What factors promote positive youth development among Chinese youth?

Wang, Y., Li, X., Bronk, K. C., & Lin, D. (2022). Factors that promote positive Chinese youth development: A qualitative study. Applied Developmental Science, 0(0), 1–18.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2022.2060225 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Despite the pervasive use of positive youth development (PYD) in western countries, there’s a lack of work on PYD in mainland China, […]

OPINION: There’s an effective way to guide our students through mental health problems

By Chelsea Waite and Julia Freeland Fisher, The Hechinger Reporter New CDC data out last month revealed that more than 4 in 10 teens report feeling “persistently sad or hopeless.” The data reflects what parents and educators have learned intimately over the last two years: Young people are struggling with mental health. Unfortunately, schools tend […]

Race, Racism, and Relationships: What Matters for Teens’ Mental Health?

By Jessica Stern, YouthNEX Think back to your teenage years: Was it a happy time in your life, or did you struggle with feelings of depression? Did you lean on your close friends or family members for support, or did you deal with your feelings by yourself? And did you ever experience racial discrimination in […]

Study highlights the mentoring experiences and needs of adolescents & professionals in youth residential care?

Harder, A. T., Eenshuistra, A., & Knorth, E. J. (2022). Feeling Better: Experiences and Needs of Adolescents and Professionals Regarding Their Mentoring Relationship in Residential Youth Care. Child & Youth Care Forum, 51(3), 613–631.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-021-09645-x Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Youth in residential care exhibit more severe issues than youth in family-style group care and […]

Can learning-related social support mitigate the effect life stress has on adolescent life satisfaction?

Lyons, M. D., & Jiang, X. (2022). School-Related Social Support as a Buffer to Stressors in the Development of Adolescent Life Satisfaction. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 38(1), 21–38. https://doi.org/10.1080/15377903.2021.1895397 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Research shows that learning-related social support correlates with developmental outcomes. It’s still unclear whether learning-related social support mitigates the impact […]

Mom’s stress exposure can impact adolescent mental health

Zacher, M., Arkin, M., Rhodes, J., & Lowe, S. R. (2022). The Effects of Maternal Disaster Exposure on Adolescent Mental Health 12 Years Later. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-022-00917-1 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Natural disasters have a detrimental effect on youth mental health. Given how common disasters are, it is essential to […]

How informal mentors, relationship quality, & perceived barriers affect adolescents; decisions to disclose about dating violence?

Mapes, Ayla. R., & Cavell, T. A. (2021). Perceived barriers, relationship quality, and informal mentors: Adolescents’ preference for disclosing about dating violence. Journal of Community Psychology, 49(7), 2719–2737. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22666 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Victims of adolescent dating violence (ADV) are at risk of experiencing a variety of negative outcomes that can worsen if they […]

Youth Purpose: The importance of fostering other-oriented aims in parent-child relationships

Lund, T. J., Liang, B., Sepulveda, J., White, A. E., Patel, K., Mousseau, A. M. D., & Spencer, R. (2021). Parenting and Youth Purpose: Fostering Other-Oriented Aims. Youth, 1(1), 2–13. https://doi.org/10.3390/youth1010002 Summarized by Notes of Interest: The term “youth purpose” refers to goals that are either personally meaningful (self-oriented aims/SO) or benefit someone or something beyond yourself […]

New study explores the benefits of mentoring for African American sexual and gender minority adolescents

Kaufman, M. R., Lin, C., Levine, D., Salcido, M., Casella, A., Simon, J., & DuBois, D. L. (2021). The Formation and Benefits of Natural Mentoring for African American Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Adolescent Research, https://doi.org/10.1177/07435584211064284 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Naturally occurring mentoring relationships are a promising approach to […]

Online interventions can ease teen depression

Just two online single-session interventions can help curb teen depression, a new study of more than 2,400 adolescents ages 13 to 16 shows. Posted by Gregory Filiano (Stony Brook), Futurity The tool is very much needed given a rise in teen depression and loss of some in-person mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teenagers […]