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Black Children and Youth Can Benefit From Focused Research on Protective Community Resources

By Mavis Sanders, Dominique N. Martinez, Shana E. Rochester, and Jennifer Winston, Reprinted from ChildTrends Sanders, M., Martinez, D.N., Rochester, S.E., & Winston, J. (2023). Black children and youth can benefit from focused research on protective community resources. Child Trends. https://doi.org/10.56417/9297o3835j Child Trends recently announced that protective community resources (PCRs) would be one of two […]

Research highlights the importance of a sense of “belonging” in school

By Monika Raniti, Divyangana Rakesh, & Susan M. Sawyer, Reprinted from The Conversation About one in five young Australians will experience a mental health problem like depression or anxiety each year. The COVID pandemic has only intensified mental health concerns in young people. In Australia, decades of investment in early intervention and treatment services have […]

Every School…Safe, Supportive, Engaging, Inspiring Preparing for a new school year: We are hopeful

By Center for Supportive Schools, Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center “This work of deepening connections, of ensuring safety, and building relationships is more important now than ever before…the state of well-being for our children is at a crisis point. Schools cannot do this work alone. This is the work of CSS. Their staff, […]

Study Shows a Key to Reducing Poverty: More Friendships Between Rich & Poor

By Claire Cain Miller, Josh Katz, Francesca Paris, and Aatish Bhatia, Reprinted from The New York Times Over the last four decades, the financial circumstances into which children have been born have increasingly determined where they have ended up as adults. But an expansive new study, based on billions of social media connections, has uncovered […]

New study highlights mentors’ role in connecting mentees to new opportunities

Austin, L. J., Parnes, M. F., Jarjoura, G. R., Keller, T. E., Herrera, C., Tanyu, M., & Schwartz, S.E. O. (2020). Connecting Youth: The Role of Mentoring Approach. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01320-z Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although formal mentoring strives to develop and strengthen mentor-mentee relationships beyond formal mentorships, there’s still […]

A sense of connectedness in adolescence predicts positive outcomes in adulthood

Steiner, R. J., Sheremenko, J., Lesesne, C., Dittus, P. J., Sieving, R. E., & Ethier, K. A. (2019). Adolescent Connectedness and Adult Health Outcomes. Pediatrics. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-3766 Summarized by Harry Bayly Using Ad Health data on 14,800 adolescents, this study examined if adolescents who felt connected within their family and their school community would demonstrate […]