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Bullying and its effect on mental and physical health for Jamaican teens, and how parents might be able to help

Elledge, L. C., Smith, D. E., Kilpatrick, C. T., McClain, C. M., & Moore, T. M. (2019). The associations between bullying victimization and internalizing distress, suicidality, and substance use in Jamaican adolescents: The moderating role of parental involvement. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(7), 2202-2220. Summarized by Jeremy Astesano Notes of Interest: Bullying can have significant […]

New study on mentoring, bullying and educational outcomes

Azuine, R. E., & Singh, G. K. (2019). Mentoring, Bullying, and Educational Outcomes Among US School‐Aged Children 6‐17 Years. Journal of School Health. Doi: 10.1111/josh.12735 Summarized by Rachel Thompson Notes of Interest: This study examines the associations between natural (informal) mentoring relationships, sociodemographic characteristics, bullying perpetration, and 2 educational outcomes (repeating grade at school and low […]

Many can help more than one: New research highlights benefits of multiple social connections for bullied youth

Posted by Andrew Trounson, futurity.org Having a group of friends to rely on appears to buffer children from the emotional hurt bullying causes better than a single “best” friend, a new study of more than 1,200 primary school children and their parents suggests. “A group of friends appears to protect the mental health of bullied […]

New study shows the lasting effects of childhood bullying

Many of us may recall an instance of being bullied when we were young. Unfortunately, for many, these unpleasant experiences aren’t just a distant memory. In fact, they’ve adversely affected their relationships well into adulthood. Bullying, or the abuse of power to distress or control another person, is prevalent across societies and circumstances the world […]

Big Brother Aids Youth With Big Steps: Mentor for 12-Year-Old Puts Priority on School Work

by Ralph Gardner, Jr. Wall Street Journal, Dec. 15 2014 When the Times Square area was suggested as a place to meet Fernando Luciano and Erik Lopez, I was surprised. I would have assumed that the challenge for 34-year-old Mr. Luciano would be to keep Erik, 12, as far away from Times Square—even the new […]