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Familial Mentors May Help Promote Close Parent-Adolescent Relationships in Black Families

Source: Pexels By Janelle Billingsley, Youth NEX Studies show that a strong sense of connectedness to parents may protect Black youth from experiencing negative outcomes associated with exposure to anti-Black racism and structural inequality. [1,2] However, parents’ ability to support their children may be complicated during adolescence as parents and youth often experience increased conflict […]

The role of older neighbors in promoting youth well-being through the enhancement of social capital

Jespersen, B. V., Korbin, J. E., & Spilsbury, J. C. (2021). Older Neighbors and The Neighborhood Context of Child Well-Being: Pathways to Enhancing Social Capital for Children. American Journal of Community Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12520 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Researchers have become increasingly interested in exploring how the quality of neighborhood social networks affects youth well-being […]

National Mentoring Roundtable on Meaningful Engagement of Caregivers of Color

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctf-ugqjoqHtB36Gp7hmoDOP5vKK-nVXFh Date: Sept. 8, 2021 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM — Note: This is the updated meeting time Please join us for a National Roundtable about the importance of meaningful and respectful engagement of caregivers of color in mentoring efforts, and effective practice approaches toward these goals! Join the growing network of programs […]

Parents Need Webs of Support, Too

By Dr. Jonathan Zaff, CERES Institute for Children & Youth When Shannon Varga and I developed the Webs of Support framework, we focused our attention on the lives of young people. We described how young people need an anchoring relationship; an adult they know they can turn to when they need help to solve a […]

How to Help Families and Staff Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University The worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a source of unexpected stress and adversity for many people. Resilience can help us get through and overcome hardship. But resilience is not something we’re born with—it’s built over time as the experiences we have interact […]

Programs Can Build on the Strengths of Latino Families with Low Incomes to Improve Outcomes

By Natasha Cabrera, Avery Hennigar, Yu Chen, Jerry West, Jay Fagan, & Elizabeth Wildsmith, Child Trends Healthy relationships that are positive and nurturing support children’s and parents’ well-being. Some parents have difficulty initiating and maintaining healthy relationships. These challenges can be compounded for families with low incomes (e.g., below 185% of the federal poverty line) […]

How Will We Cope With the Pandemic Fall?

Mental health experts offer advice on how to handle the return to indoor life the cooler weather will bring. By Jeff Wilser, The New York Times COVID-19 has a significant impact on families. With the winter approaching, many people, like Abby Guido (an assistant professor of graphic and interactive design at Temple University), are concerned […]

How we can mitigate the impact of the corona virus pandemic on families

While every family is going to be affected differently, the Research to Policy Collaborative has put together a list of expert advice on how to best weather the many situations that could arise due to the pandemic. You can find this information below, and on their website. “The fast-moving Coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19) […]

Sustainability of supportive housing for families in the child welfare system

By Nickolas Bagley, Youth Today Published: June 26, 2019 Report Intro/Brief: The Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, was designed to explore the effects of providing housing and intensive services to high-need families in the child welfare system. Demonstration sites created new service delivery […]

Mentoring for families impacted by cancer

By Amanda Long Cancer changes everything for patients and their families. Nick Arquette learned this at age 11 when his mother, Sally, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her diagnosis and treatment journey brought on many emotions for Nick, including anxiety, embarrassment, isolation, and pain. Nick eventually lost his mother to the disease at age 16. […]