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[Webinar] Mentoring LGBTQ+ Youth: Implementing the LGBTQ+ Supplement

Date: Oct 21, 2021 01:00 PM EST Last year, MENTOR collaborated with Dr. Christian Rummell to develop and carry out a pilot program that guided a small cohort of youth mentoring programs with training and technical assistance. Join MENTOR in the next collaborative mentoring webinar to learn about their experience with the pilot program and how mentoring […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A Conversation with Dr. Michelle R. Kaufman about e-mentoring and mentoring sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth

Interviewed by Selen Amado Michelle Kaufman (she/her) is a social psychologist by training whose research focuses on how social factors contribute to health outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations. Her work explores how gender, sexuality, race, and socio-economic status contribute to disparities in outcomes including HIV, substance use, interpersonal violence, and mental health. She designs, implements, […]

Practices for Starting and Expanding Engagement with LGBTQ+ Youth

By Jacob Toups, National Mentoring Resource Center In July of 2020, at one of the hardest points in American history with the impact of COVID-19, I decided to tackle a challenge I saw in my own community – mentoring for LGBTQ+ youth. We just won a major Supreme Court case upholding protections for LGBT+ professionals […]

Understanding the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations

By Charlotte Patterson, Youth-NEX Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine & the UVA Department of Psychology In the fall of 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a landmark report on the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer, intersex(e.g., persons with differences of sexual development), and other sexual and […]

LGBTQI-GNC Youth

By National Mentoring Resource Center Mentoring relationships have the potential to serve an important role for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and gender nonconforming (LGBTQI-GNC) youth, but research suggests this population is currently underserved by the mentoring field. At present, very few mentoring programs provide targeted support responding to the needs of LGBTQI-GNC youthi. […]

The effectiveness of digital mental health interventions for marginalized populations

Schueller, S. M., Hunter, J. F., Figueroa, C., & Aguilera, A. (2019). Use of Digital Mental Health for Marginalized and Underserved Populations. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry, 6(3), 243–255. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40501-019-00181-z Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Although digital mental health (DMH) can help make mental health services more accessible for marginalized people, there’s still a lack […]

Profiles in Mentoring: Dr. Gary Harper’s research, advocacy, and policy work with LGBTQ+ youth in the U.S. and Africa

Gary W. Harper, PhD, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, as well as a Professor of Global Public Health, at the University of Michigan. Dr. Harper’s research and community work focuses on the mental health and sexual health needs of adolescents and young adults who experience varying degrees […]

Sexual minority youth natural mentoring experiences differ from those of heterosexual youth

Johnson, D., Gastic, B. (2015). Natural Mentoring in the Lives of Sexual Minority Youth. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(4), 395-407. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21692 Summarized by Karina De Andrade Notes of Interest: Sexual minority youth were less likely than heterosexual youth to identify family members as mentors, and more likely to identify school adults as mentors. Sexual minority youth […]

How informal mentoring may benefit the educational resilience of sexual minority youth

Gastic, B. & Johnson, D. (2009). Teacher-mentors and the educational resilience of sexual minority youth, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 21:2-3, 219-231, DOI:10.1080/10538720902772139 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: “Teacher-mentors and the Educational resilience of Sexual Minority Youth” is the first research study that analyzes the advantages of informally mentoring sexual minority […]

How mentors can promote positive outcomes for gay young adults

Drevon, D. D., Almazan, E. P., Jacob, S., Rhymer, K. N. (2015). Impact of mentors during adolescence on outcomes among gay young adults. Journal of Homosexuality, 63(6), 821-837. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2015.1112583 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham   Introduction: LGBTQ adolescents are at a risk of a whole host of negative outcomes, including poor school achievement, risky health […]