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[Webinar] Jean Rhodes and Alexandra Werntz: Scaling mental health services through technology-enhanced mentoring

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Central Time Description: 2022-2023 Digital Mental Health Lecture Series The Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) Northwestern University, in collaboration with the Society for Digital Mental Health  Jean Rhodes, Ph.D. and Alexandra Werntz, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Boston, Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring  “Scaling mental health […]

The impact of a technology-enhanced peer mentor referral system on college freshmen

Werntz, A., Jasman, M., Simeon, K., Gunasekaran, H., Yowell, C., & Rhodes, J. E. (2023). Implementation of a technology-enhanced peer mentor referral system for first-year university students. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s41347-023-00303-8 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although a college degree offers many benefits, evidence indicates that 30% of students drop […]

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, […]

Empathic teacher-student connections lead to better student behavior

By Emily Underwood, ScienceMag School suspension rates have nearly tripled in the United States since the 1970s, rising from just 3.7% of all students in 1974 to nearly 11% in 2011. That’s a big deal because missed class means missed learning, and suspensions can predict future unemployment and even incarceration. Now, a new study suggests […]