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Promoting Social-Emotional Learning of Latinx Youth through DEI Institutional Practices

By Perla Ramos Carranza, Reprinted from The Search Institute Over the last decade, we have seen mounting evidence of the developmental benefits of promoting youth’s social-emotional learning (SEL). Consequently, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers are increasingly advocating for prioritizing SEL in K-12 education. Although promoting SEL seems promising for the positive development of youth, there are […]

New study explores how cultural mistrust and mentoring affect students’ attitudes toward school

O’Donnell, A. J., Harris, K., Sánchez, B., & Thursby, K. (2022). The roles of cultural mistrust and mentoring in Latinx adolescents’ attitudes toward school. Journal of Research on Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12758 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Research indicates that current & historical experiences of racism correlate with youth developing cultural mistrust towards educational institutions & […]

How do ethnic identity and stress exposure affect Latinx adolescents in natural mentorships 

Raposa, E. B., Sánchez, B., O’Donnell, A., & Monjaras-Gaytan, L. Y. (2022). The roles of ethnic identity and stressors in natural mentoring support among Latinx adolescents. Applied Developmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2022.2062360 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Many Latinx youths experience substantial stressors as they face challenges associated with youth development and identity exploration. Although there’s […]

How trust in adults influences Latinx youths’ well-being via self-esteem & mentoring relationship quality

  O’Donnell, A. J., Sánchez, B., & Grant, K. E. (2021). Latinx adolescents’ trust in adults: A precursor to psychological well-being via mentoring relational quality and self-esteem. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22748 Summarized by Ariel Ervin   Notes of Interest: Although trust is beneficial for psychological well-being, there’s limited research that assesses the impact trust in adults has […]