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Roots of Success: Nurturing Belonging and Persistence in Latinx Undergraduates Through Mentorship

Reference: Delgado-Guerrero, M., & Gloria, A. M. (2023). Cultivating Latinx undergraduates’ belonging and persistence through relationally-based, culturally-centered, and interpersonally-specific mentorship. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 15210251231201578. Summarized by: Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: When looking for ways to help Latinx undergraduates successfully navigate the system and increase achievement, recent research […]

Mentoring Latinx youth seeking technology careers

Denner, J., & Torres, D. (2023). How natural mentoring is used by Latinx youth at a community technology center. Journal of Latinos and Education, 22(1), 339-356. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff Notes of Interest Despite the rapid growth of the technological workforce in America, Latinx are underrepresented in the field of technology.  Evidence shows that mentoring […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where do Latinx Caregivers Turn When Their Children Need Mental Health Care? New Study Has Answers

Vázquez, A. L., Navarro Flores, C. M., Alvarez, M. C., González Vera, J. M., Barrett, T. S., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2021). Youth mental health service preferences and Utilization patterns among Latinx caregivers. Children and Youth Services Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.106258 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Many Latinx families face barriers in receiving mental health […]

What benefits does mentoring have on the developmental outcomes of Latinx youths? New review has answers!

de los Reyes, W., Sánchez, B., Polo, A., Quiroz, A., Thursby, K., O’Donnell, A., & Monjaras-Gaytan, L. Y. (2021). Mentoring Latinx Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review. Adolescent Research Review. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40894-021-00156-3 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although many youth mentoring programs serve youths of color, there is still uncertainty about whether they are designed to […]

Programs Can Build on the Strengths of Latino Families with Low Incomes to Improve Outcomes

By Natasha Cabrera, Avery Hennigar, Yu Chen, Jerry West, Jay Fagan, & Elizabeth Wildsmith, Reprinted from Child Trends Healthy relationships that are positive and nurturing support children’s and parents’ well-being. Some parents have difficulty initiating and maintaining healthy relationships. These challenges can be compounded for families with low incomes (e.g., below 185% of the federal […]

How mentors contribute to Latinx adolescents’ social capital in the sciences

Sánchez, B., Mroczkowski, A. L., Flores, L. Y., de los Reyes, W., Ruiz, J., & Rasgado-Flores, (2021). How Mentors Contribute to Latinx Adolescents’ Social Capital in the Sciences. Journal of Adolescent Research, 0743558420985454. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558420985454 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Despite the growing importance of promoting STEM for youth, there’s still a limited amount of research […]

Impacts of COVID-19 on Latinx Youth

By Nathalia Galan Herrera, Reprinted from America’s Promise Alliance Para traducción al español, haga clic aquí. I was supposed to have a graduation ceremony in May to receive a certificate in Web Design—my first certificate in the United States. My mom was proud of me, so I bought a flight for her from Colombia to […]