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New study shows how social capital can promote college achievement

Oyefuga, E., & Shakeshaft, C. (2023). Social capital and the higher education academic achievement: Using cross-classified multilevel models to understanding the impact of society on educational outcomes. Youth & Society, 55(1), 163–183. https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X211042912 Summarized by Megyn Jasman and Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Social capital refers to an individual’s network of relationships and how they, in turn, […]

The Crucial Role of Family and Social Networks in Cross-Racial Mentoring with Black Youth

Reference: Jones, K., Parra-Cardona, R., Sánchez, B., Vohra-Gupta, S., & Franklin, C. (2023). Forming an alliance: mentor’s perspectives on the role of family and social networks in cross-racial mentoring relationships with Black youth. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: As community-based mentoring (CBM) programs […]

The Ripple Effect of Youth Mentoring on Family Well-Being

Reference: Erdem, G., DuBois, D. L., Larose, S., De Wit, D. J., & Lipman, E. L. (2023). Associations of Youth Mentoring with Parent Emotional Well-Being and Family Functioning: Longitudinal Findings from a Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Children and Youth Services Review. Summarized by: Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: While research […]

Relationships in Schools Are Central to Young People’s Growth

By and reprinted from the Search Institute Our world is changing rapidly, but one thing remains constant. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the educational challenges and adaptations it brought, the teacher-student relationship remains central to young people’s development. But how do parents view the importance of this relationship? Search Institute is sharing new data that […]

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 […]

Latinx Families’ Strengths and Resilience Contribute to Their Well-being

By Natasha Cabrera, Angelica Alonso, Yu Chen, and Rachel Ghosh, Reprinted from the Hispanic Research Center Cabrera, N., Alonso, A., Chen, Y., Ghosh, R. (2022). Latinx Families’ Strengths and Resilience Contribute to Their Well-Being. Bethesda, MD: National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families. https://www.hispanicresearchcenter.org/research-resources/latinx-families-strengths-and-resilience-contribute-to-their-well-being Below is an overview of this brief. Read the brief in its […]

Study explores hope, school belonging, and academic support for at-risk youth

Sulimani-Aidan, Y., & Melkman, E. (2022). School belonging and hope among at-risk youth: The contribution of academic support provided by youths’ social support networks. Child & Family Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12918 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although hopefulness can alleviate stress, uncertainty, & hardships, evidence indicates that at-risk youth have lower levels of hope compared to […]

[Reprint] Statement by SRCD President Nancy Hill on Texas Shooting

By Nancy E. Hill, Ph.D., Society for Research in Child Development May 26, 2022 We are heartbroken and stunned. Although we haven’t fully mourned or buried our brothers and sisters who were ruthlessly murdered in Buffalo, we are faced with another tragic shooting, this time of children—beautiful, innocent third and fourth graders—and their teachers. Schools […]

Can learning-related social support mitigate the effect life stress has on adolescent life satisfaction?

Lyons, M. D., & Jiang, X. (2022). School-related social support as a buffer to stressors in the development of adolescent life satisfaction. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 38(1), 21–38. https://doi.org/10.1080/15377903.2021.1895397 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Research shows that learning-related social support correlates with developmental outcomes. It’s still unclear whether learning-related social support mitigates the […]

Mom’s stress exposure can impact adolescent mental health

Zacher, M., Arkin, M., Rhodes, J., & Lowe, S. R. (2022). The effects of maternal disaster exposure on adolescent mental health 12 years later. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-022-00917-1 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Natural disasters have a detrimental effect on youth mental health. Given how common disasters are, it is essential […]