Tag Archive for: family support

Natural mentors can buffer the effects of racial discrimination on African American youth

  Editor’s Note: . This study suggests that both parents and mentors can play an important role in attenuating some of the negative effects and keeping young people focused on school.  Cooper, M. S., Brown, C., Metzger, I., Clinton, Y., & Guthrie, B., (2022). Racial discrimination and African American adolescent’s adjustment: Gender variation in family […]

Senior Living Options for LGBTQIA+ Adults

Summarized by Ariel Ervin (Featured Article Reviewed by Dr. Brindusa Vanta, MD, Senior Homes) Although access to clean, safe housing and sufficient care is essential for older adults, LGBTQIA+ individuals face barriers to accessing it. Because of the discrimination they experience due to their gender identity and/or sexual orientation, finding living options that make them […]

Promoting a strengths-based approach to support youth and their families

Devaney, C., Brady, B., Crosse, R., & Jackson, R. (2022). Realizing the potential of a strengths-based approach in family support with young people and their parents. Child & Family Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12978 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  A strengths-based approach (SBA) aims to a) evaluate the resources and strengths an individual, family, and community has […]

The role transnational family support & youth mentoring has on unaccompanied immigrant youths in Spain

Alarcón, X., & Prieto-Flores, Ò. (2021). Transnational family ties and networks of support for unaccompanied immigrant youths in Spain: The role of youth mentoring in Barcelona. Children and Youth Services Review, 128, 106140.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.106140 Summarized by Ariel Ervin. Notes of Interest: There has been a significant increase of unaccompanied migrant youth arriving in Spain in recent years. […]

How To Reduce Stress When Moving With Kids

By Molly Henderson, Reprinted from Moving Company Reviews On average, each person in the United States can expect to move about 12 times in their lifetime. Ask anyone who has moved even once, and they’ll tell you that moving can be one of the hardest things to do. Even though they may not be involved […]

Want your Kid (or Mentee) to Learn. Something New? Sign Yourself Up, Too

How taking on unfamiliar challenges alongside my daughter benefits us both. By Tom Vanderbilt, Reprinted from The New York Times  One of the roles that new parents soon find themselves in — even as they are still learning how to be a parent — is that of teacher. Suddenly, in the eyes of a child, […]

Support Kids and Teens Following the Riot In Our Nation’s Capitol

By Gene Beresin and Khadijah Booth Watkins, Reprinted from the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds The images of chaos and violence in our nation’s Capitol that many children and teens have been seeing in the media have been disturbing and scary. What’s the impact on our kids? How can we as parents and caregivers […]

Celebrating Fatherhood and Encouraging Mentorship with “My Brother’s Keeper”

Ed. note: This was cross-posted several years ago on the U.S. Department of Justice blog.  By Eric Holder I would not be where I am today without the love, guidance, and support of my father. He taught me to work hard, to dream big, to give back to my community, and to always remember the […]

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 […]

Attachment relationships and adolescents’ life satisfaction: Some relationships matter more to girls than boys

Ma, C., & Huebner, E.S. (2008). Attachment relationships and adolescents’ life satisfaction: Some relationships matter more to girls than boys. Psychology in the Schools, 45 (2), 177-190. Summarized by UMass Boston doctoral student Laura Yoviene Introduction: Having a secure relationship with a parent or guardian — one characterized by trust, caring, availability, and dependability — […]