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Bullying and its effect on mental and physical health for Jamaican teens, and how parents might be able to help

Elledge, L. C., Smith, D. E., Kilpatrick, C. T., McClain, C. M., & Moore, T. M. (2019). The associations between bullying victimization and internalizing distress, suicidality, and substance use in Jamaican adolescents: The moderating role of parental involvement. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(7), 2202-2220. Summarized by Jeremy Astesano Notes of Interest: Bullying can have significant […]

Parents Aren’t Teachers — They’re Parents

Kent Pekel President and CEO, Search Institute At the start of the current school year, I was struck by the number of superintendents, principals, and other educational leaders across the country who called on parents to get more involved in their children’s learning. I also noted that many of them promised to make family engagement […]

Why “there’s simply no real substitute for physical presence”

Editor’s Note: Many of us can relate to this thoughtful New York Times column by Frank Bruni (excerpted below) as he reflects on the value of long expanses of time with family and friends.As he notes, young people’s disclosures about important topics don’t always fit neatly into the designated meeting time. Together time provides more opportunities for them […]

Practice Corner: Parents are an important part of the equation

An Important Part of the Equation By: Marty Martinez As practitioners fueling the mentoring movement, we’re all in the business of creating high quality and outcome-based mentoring relationships. In order to achieve that, programs work hard to create great quality matches that potentially can last a lifetime and have an important impact on the life […]

The important role that parents play in mentoring relationships

Posted by Kea Norrell-Aitch, Michigan State University Extension Most mentoring programs require adult mentors and youth mentees to spend a significant amount of time together. This one-on-one time is needed to form a trusting relationship and to become familiar with each other. Michigan State University Extension suggests parents be included in the match process to […]

Parents as Partners: Research and Strategies for Engaging Parents in Youth Mentoring Programs

Thursday, May 15, 1-2:15 p.m. Live webinar! Sign up now!  One of the more complicated aspects of running a youth mentoring program is figuring out how and when to engage parents and other family members. Parents can play a crucial role in supporting the relationship between a mentor and mentee, but programs often struggle to […]