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Webinar on Mentoring Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

Thursday, July 17, 20141:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT Register today! Youth aging out of foster care tend to experience homelessness, unemployment, incarceration, and early parenting at a higher rate than the average young adult of the same age. A caring mentor in the life of a foster care youth can assist with career exploration, […]

Children in the foster-care system: New research on the caregiving-self-regulation link

Dozier, M., Zeanah, C., & Bernard, K. (2013). Infants and toddlers in foster care. Child Development Perspectives, 7(3), 166-171. summarized by UMB clinical psychology doctoral student Laura Yoviene Introduction: It is unfortunately an all too common experience that infants and young children in the child welfare system have experienced some form of maltreatment and disruptive […]

The Short Course@UMB: Mentoring Youth in the Foster Care System

The MENTOR/UMass Boston Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring is thrilled with the success of its first Short Course @ UMass Boston. The goal of this intensive 1.5 day course was to provide practitioners with a series of expert lectures and group discussions aimed at deepening their capacity to train and supervise volunteer mentors working with youth […]