Tag Archive for: children

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes Are Declining Despite Continued Improvements in Well-being Indicators

By Nathaniel W. Anderson, Frederick J. Zimmerman, Anna J. Markowitz, Neal Halfon, Daniel Eisenberg, and Kristin Anderson Moore, Reprinted from Child Trends Anderson, N.W., Zimmerman, F.J., Markowitz, A.J., Halfon, N., Eisenberg, D., & Moore, K.A. (2023). Child and adolescent mental health outcomes are declining despite continued improvement in well-being indicators. Child Trends. https://doi.org/10.56417/3158p5450w Recent trends […]

Surviving to Thriving: Developmental Relationships Are the Antidote to Youth Loneliness

By and Reprinted from the Search Institute Loneliness has reached epidemic levels in the United States, and it is hitting our young people hard. It’s a double punch for youth who have already experienced so much loss and isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s no vaccine for loneliness. So what is the answer to the […]

How to talk to kids about race and foster interracial friendships

Posted by Marc Chalufour-Boston U., Reprinted from Futurity New research shows that kids who read a story that suggested prejudice could change—that it can be shaped by individual experiences—were more interested in interacting with children of another race. The researchers conclude that their findings highlight a promising way of “sustaining positive interracial relationships during a […]

Questions for Dr. Rebecca L. Stelter: A randomized controlled trial of enhanced mentoring program practices for children of incarcerated caregivers

Interviewed By Saniya Soni 1. Several meta-analyses have found that targeted mentoring programs have better outcomes. Your recent paper looked at a targeted mentoring approach for COIP and found that it was indeed more effective for COIP. Why do you think programs are hesitant to become more targeted when the research clearly points to better […]

Large new study highlights inequality in access to important adults.

Hagler, M. A., & Poon, C. Y. S. (2023). Contextual antecedents and well-being indicators associated with children’s and adolescents’ access to supportive nonparent adults. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23016 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Evidence indicates that having supportive non-parent adults (SNPAs) correlates with a myriad of positive youth outcomes. Research shows that longer-lasting and […]

New study shows how enhanced mentoring practices affect children of incarcerated parents.

Stelter, R. L., Stump, K. N., Rhodes, J. E., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2023). A randomized controlled trial of enhanced mentoring program practices for children of incarcerated caregivers: Assessing impacts on youth and match outcomes. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23017 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Parental incarceration is an adverse childhood experience that often leads […]

A Strength-Based Approach to Mentoring

Reprinted from Youth Collaboratory Overview A Strength-Based Approach to Mentoring was developed through a practitioner-researcher collaboration focused on identifying evidence-based practices in mentoring specifically designed to support youth that have been impacted by parental incarceration. While our research partners designed and implemented a random trial assignment study, Youth Collaboratory defined a strength-based approach to mentoring – […]

Can mentorship duration predict youth well-being? A new study has answers!

Damm, A. P., von Essen, E., Jensen, A. J., Kerrn-Jespersen, F., & van Mastrigt, S. (2022). Duration of mentoring relationship predicts child well-being: Evidence from a Danish community-based mentoring program. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19052906 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence indicates that long-lasting mentoring relationships correlate with perceived program support […]

What Grieving Children Need From the Grown-Ups in Their Live

By Anya Kamenetz, Reprinted from Time COVID-19 will impress a signature of grief into the next generation. According to the Imperial College London, 258,800 children in the United States have lost a primary or secondary caregiver to COVID-19. That is, the disease took one or both of their parents or grandparents who lived with them. […]

Make No Choice Without Youth Voice

  By Kameryn Point, Reprinted from the American Youth Policy Forum When I was a teacher, my students’ voices were rarely taken into consideration at the school. The students had solid recommendations about what they needed and what would work best for them to succeed, yet decisions about their education were continuously made without their […]