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“It is not necessary to organize a trip to the moon:” A mixed-method study of mentoring during COVID-19

Marino, C., Gaboardi, M., Kaufman, M. R., Bonichini, S., Bergamin, M., Canale, N., & Santinello, (2022). “It is not necessary to organize a trip to the moon”: A mixed method study with mentors in the Italian Mentor-UP program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2070993 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Italy was […]

[Webinar] From Crisis Into Capacity: Research and Practice Lessons from the Pandemic to Inform the E-Mentoring of Tomorrow

Date: Apr 25, 2022 12:00 PM EST E-mentoring became essential for programs at the onset of the pandemic. With the increased usage of this approach, more and more researchers are studying it. Join Dr. Michelle Kaufman (Johns Hopkins University) and moderator Mike Garringer (MENTOR) to learn more about a) what makes e-mentoring work and b) […]

Shapiro: In His State of the Union Address, President Biden Called on All Americans to Step Up for Students. Here Are 3 Places to Start

By David Shapiro (CEO of MENTOR), The74 Two years into the pandemic, the student mental health crisis is finally getting the attention it deserves. On the biggest stage in politics, President Joe Biden used part of his State of the Union address to call on all Americans to step up to support students affected by […]

College students to administrators: Let’s talk about mental health

Covid distress made issues more urgent, but students fed up with inadequate mental health care began fighting for change even before the pandemic        By Laura Pappano, The Hechinger Report MEQUON, Wis. — With the pandemic dragging on, the string of setbacks that recently hit Lucas Regnier, a sophomore at Concordia University Wisconsin, has become […]

The Pandemic Exacerbated Mental Health Issues among Incarcerated Youth. How Can We Reverse the Trend?

By Arielle Jackson, Urban Institute Research suggests as many as 70 percent of justice-involved youth have a diagnosable mental health disorder, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavior problems, anxiety disorders, and depressive disorders. Entering juvenile carceral facilities can exacerbate existing mental health problems. But the juvenile system rarely addresses, or insufficiently addresses, mental health […]

Introduction to issue sponsored by Along

By Ben Houltberg, Ph.D., LMFT (President & CEO of The Search Institute) and Jean Rhodes, Ph.D. (Director of The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring ) Many of the articles, profiles, and research summaries in this Chronicle issue, sponsored by Along, focus on the importance of teacher-student relationships. They highlight the role of teachers in promoting students’ […]

How a developmental relationships outlook can help us face our uncertain future

By Ben Houltberg, Ph.D., LMFT, President and CEO, Search Institute Promoting resilience for young people is critical in the months ahead. This process begins with a clear definition of what it is and what it is not. Resilience Through Relationships  Let’s start with what resilience is not. Resilience is not a character strength that emerges […]

Post-COVID world for students and the need to support the whole child

By Dr. Tami Silverman, Indiana Youth Institute We have all thought about our individual “Before pandemic times…” looking back to a seemingly easier period. But what has the continued pandemic experience and impact been on our youth? For many, if not most students, the past 18+ months have been particularly traumatic. They have experienced persistent […]

The youth mental health crisis is real, but teachers can’t solve it alone

By David B. Shapiro and Stephanie M. Jones, The Hill The U.S. surgeon general this month issued a stark warning about the state of mental health among America’s youth. Citing mounting evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to social isolation, feelings of hopelessness, and self-harm among adolescents, his public health advisory urged immediate action […]

What are youth perceptions of virtual after-school programming during COVID-19? New study has answers

Evans, C., Moore, R., Seitz, S., Jatta, I., Kuperminc, G. P., & Henrich, C. C. (2021). Youth Perspectives on Virtual After-School Programming During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Youth Development, 16(5), 251–268. https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2021.1063 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: The pandemic has disrupted various aspects of youths’ lives.  COVID-19 has forced after-school programs to think of […]