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Fostering Healthy Futures: A model intervention program for youth in foster-care

Taussig, H., Culhane, S., Garrido, E., & Knudtson, M. (2012). RCT of a mentoring and skills group program: Placement and permanency outcomes for foster youth. Pediatrics, 130 (1), e33-e39. Introduction: In 2009, over 400,000 children in the United States were living in foster care. The average age of foster youth is 9.6 years old. Unfortunately, […]

Researchers propose pyramid model for mentoring African American youth

Washington, G., Barnes, D., & Watts, R. J. (2014). Reducing risk for youth violence by promoting healthy development with pyramid mentoring: A proposal for a culturally centered group mentoring. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 24646-657. doi:10.1080/10911359.2014.922789 Summarized by Julia Mancini   Notes of Interest: This article describes the development of a comprehensive […]

Why coaches matter: Implications for mentoring

  Editor’s Note: Ronald E. Smith and Frank L. Smoll are Professors of Psychology at the University of Washington and co-directors of the Youth Enrichment in Sports Project. The y-e-sports.com website contains descriptions of the coach and parent interventions and of their underlying scientific studies. Their book, Sports Psychology for Youth Coaches: Developing Champions in Youth and Life is […]

New report lists top evidence-based interventions for youth with autism

Posted by Dave Shaw A new report based on a review of 29,000 articles identifies the most successful, evidence-based interventions for children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). “More children than ever are being diagnosed with autism,” says Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) director Samuel L. Odom, who co-headed the new review. […]

Ditch the small talk: When being direct with your mentee can be a lifeline in a crisis

Crisis hotlines have been around for years, but until recently there’s been very little data on which counseling strategies seemed most effective at helping people cope. The recent emergence of text-based crisis help lines is changing that. Designed for people who prefer texting to talking, these services generate large datasets of anonymous counseling sessions—raw material […]

How support helps buffer the harmful effects of stress on children

Submitted by Amy Glaspie on Thu, 11/05/2015 – 09:32 (from SRA) Camelia E. Hostinar, Ph.D. (Northwestern University and University of California, Davis) Research is me-search, psychologists often say, referring to the fact that their research ideas are often inspired by personal experiences or shaped by their own worldview and existential questions. For me, the life […]

New study suggests that prison cycle is tough to break for teens

Posted by Jared Wadley-Michigan  Jailed teens whose parents have a history of incarceration are unlikely to be successful without outside intervention. For a new study published in the Journal of Poverty, researchers examined the extent to which various risk factors experienced by youths in eight juvenile and adult correctional facilities in Michigan are related to […]

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 […]