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What is the impact of exposure to community violence on adolescents’ mental health?

By Kendall Johnson, Society for Research on Adolescence

It has been well researched that urban adolescents are also exposed to high amounts of community violence, which can affect their overall and mental well-being. Over 85% report witnessing some type Read the rest

Foster care youth speak: We need career mentoring!

youth-teen-career-mentorHudson, A. (2015). Career mentoring needs of youths in foster care: Voices for change. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 26, 131-137.

Background
Once young adults age out of the foster care system they are more likely than their … Read the rest

Study Finds Positive Physical and Mental Health Outcomes for Mentored Foster Care Youth


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Ahrens, K. R., DuBois, D. L., Richardson, L. P., Fan, M. Y., & Lozano, P. (2008). Youth in foster care with adult mentors during adolescence have improved adult outcomes. Pediatrics, 121(2), e246-e252.

Summarized by Elyssa Weber, UMB clinical Read the rest

Homeless Youth and their Natural Mentors

Homeless Youth and their Natural Mentors - The Chronicles of Evidence-Based MentoringDang, M.T., & Miller, E. (2016). Characteristics of natural mentoring relationships from the perspective of homeless youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1111/jcap.12038

Introduction: Relative to their peers, homeless youth face greater challenges … Read the rest

Leaving So Soon? Researchers Investigate Why Mentoring Matches End Early

Mentoring relationship closures in Big Brothers Big Sisters community mentoring programs: Patterns and associated risk factors. DeWit, D., DuBois, D., Erdem, G., Larose, S., Lipman, E., & Spencer, R. (2016).
American Journal of Community Psychology, 0, 1-13. DOI: 10.1002/ajcp.12023.… Read the rest

Wise feedback: How to Provide Critical Feedback Across the Racial Divide

Yaeger, D. S. et al., (2014). Breaking the Cycle of Mistrust: Wise Interventions to Provide Critical Feedback Across the Racial Divide. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 143, 804–824

From the abstract

Three double-blind randomized field experiments examined the effects of … Read the rest

Policy Corner: Janet Forbush on latest policy implications for mentoring

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring

April, 2018

Background:

A plethora of policy developments across several agencies in the past few weeks at the federal and state levels informs the Policy Column … Read the rest

Natural Mentors and Education: Complementary or Compensatory Resources?

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Summarized by UMass Boston clinical psychology doctoral student Laura Yoviene, MA

Erickson, L., McDonald, S., & Elder, G. (2013). Informal mentors and education: Complementary or compensatory resources? Sociology of Education, 82, 344-367.

Problem:

The majority of research on mentoring … Read the rest

Mentoring around the country: Hundreds answer the call for mentoring event

Written by Joi-Marie McKenzie, ABC News

 

One Dallas community truly rallied around a school in need of volunteers.

More than 600 men showed up for Billy Earl Dade Middle School’s “Breakfast with Dads” event, where students are encouraged to … Read the rest

New research outlines 9 steps in using mentoring to boost physical activity in youth

Smith, L. & Petosa, R. (2016). A structured peer-mentoring method for physical activity behavior change among adolescents. The Journal of the School of Nursing, 32(5), 315-323.

Summarized by Justin Preston

As the winter months roll in, a time typically … Read the rest