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New study: Doing good for other people is contagious

By UT Austin, Futurity Seeing someone do something good for someone else motivates people to perform their own helpful acts, researchers report. The finding could help drive cooperative behavior in communities navigating through the health crisis. In their new study, researchers confirmed that people can be heavily influenced by others, especially when it comes to taking on […]

Enhancing online learning

By Ashley Abramson, APA The COVID-19 pandemic has moved education online for most students. Psychologists are offering ways to maximize that shift Many instructors were on spring break when they learned their schools were closing to stop the spread of the coronavirus—and they had less than a week to move all their course content online. […]

Helping children and families cope with the COVID-19 pandemic

This post is another addition to our effort to disseminate as much material as possible about the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can support young people and families in this very difficult time. Annette M. La Greca, Ph.D. and colleagues have put together a guide for both children and caring adults in their lives, be […]

Ways to support your graduating senior in 2020

By Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America Today’s high school seniors were born in the midst of 9/11 and will graduate during COVID-19, an unprecedented time in our history. For many Boys & Girls Clubs kids and teens, the days in between have been equally uncertain. Although, for some, […]

Why teens may never be the same after the pandemic

By Scottie Andrew, There will be no graduation for the Class of 2020 — at least not one that would’ve forced seniors to wake up early and file into an auditorium with their peers, dressed in flimsy gowns and caps they’ve been told they can’t throw. Prom is canceled, too — so the budget that […]

The kids aren’t all right

Bryan Walsh, Axios Experts fear children will be suffering from the psychological effects of the pandemic for decades — even down to the level of their genes. Why it matters: Children are not exempt from the stress associated with the pandemic and its accompanying economic shock, and we could be reckoning with the scars of the experience for […]

MENTOR portal lets youth organizations go virtual, shift mentoring online

By Stell Simonton, Youth Today Social distancing has disrupted social services of all kinds, but nowhere are the changes felt more strongly than in youth organizations that offer one-on-one mentoring. “Rule No. 1 in mentoring is: Do not abruptly break the relationship,” said Kate Schrauth, executive director of iCouldBe, a nonprofit that offers virtual mentoring. But how […]

Staying physically healthy & active during COVID-19

By Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Boys & Girls Club of America With many gyms, parks and recreation centers closed, we know it may be difficult to keep kids physically active while the nation works to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Regular physical activity is important for both our physical and mental well-being. […]

European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring will host #KeepMentoring webinar

Description:  Let’s get together in an opportunity to learn and share! Get ready to be inspired by professionals that are exploring new ways to connect and reinforce mentoring relationships in times of social distancing. Julie Gehring (University of Connecticut, U.S.), Laura Cardús (AFEV, Spain), Gysbert Bergsma (Stichting VerbindMij, The Netherlands) and Eva Fernández (Fundación Èxit, […]

Emotional health check-ins during COVID-19

By Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Boys & Girls Club of America The top priority of the whole country right now is to stay healthy. And while we recognize that right now physical health is the biggest focus, kid’s emotional health is just as important. Try to incorporate emotional check-ins into your daily schedule […]