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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 […]

How trust in adults influences Latinx youths’ well-being via self-esteem & mentoring relationship quality

  O’Donnell, A. J., Sánchez, B., & Grant, K. E. (2021). Latinx adolescents’ trust in adults: A precursor to psychological well-being via mentoring relational quality and self-esteem. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22748 Summarized by Ariel Ervin   Notes of Interest: Although trust is beneficial for psychological well-being, there’s limited research that assesses the impact trust in adults has […]

New study shows how mentors support the parent-adolescent relationship

Billingsley, J. T., Rivens, A. J., Charity-Parker, B. M., Chang, S. H., Garrett, S. L., Li, T., & Hurd, M. (2021). Familial Mentor Support and Black Youths’ Connectedness to Parents Across Adolescence. Youth & Society, 0044118X211058215.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X211058215 Summarized by Ariel Ervin   Notes of Interest: Many Black adolescents undergo various developmental changes while experiencing risk factors commonly […]

15 Strategies and Tips to Guide Youth in the Months Ahead

By Robin Cox, Mentoring Matters Recently I shared research on the impact of the pandemic and lockdowns on youth with some local mentors. While the impact will vary from country to country, there were some common themes which I will share in this blog, ending with some strategies and tips anyone guiding youth can adapt […]

Protecting Adolescents from Emotional Maladjustment during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Adolescents’ Coping and Parents’ Reactions to Adolescents’ Negative Emotions

By Zeyi Shi & Qian Wang, Society for Research on Adolescence Shi, Z. and Wang, Q. (2021) Chinese Adolescents’ Coping with COVID-19: Relationships with Emotional Maladjustment and Parental Reactions to Negative Emotions. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31 (3), 645-656. During the COVID-19 pandemic, adolescents may encounter various stressful events (e.g., compulsory quarantine, changes in modes of […]