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Profiles in Mentoring: Pioneering Researcher, Reed Larson

  Editor’s note: Reed Larson’s seminal research on the lives of teenagers helped to launch the field of positive youth development, and his insights and findings continue to enrich the work of mentoring researchers. His work explores the contexts of daily life and how developmental processes unfold in extra-curricular activities. Reed is a professor in […]

The impact and experiences of Campus Connections Aotearoa | Tūhono Aiopīpī youth mentees and university student practitioners: Quantitative evaluation report 2017–2019. University of Auckland

Deane, K.L., Bullen, P., Wilder, K., & Williamson-Dean, R. (2020). The impact and experiences of Campus Connections Aotearoa | Tūhono Aiopīpī youth mentees and university student practitioners: Quantitative evaluation report 2017–2019. University of Auckland. https://cpb-ap-se2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.auckland.ac.nz/dist/c/389/files/2016/06/CC-A-Evaluation-Report.pdf By Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Auckland [Reprinted from the Highlights Section] This report presents key […]

Just in time for summer: A new camper-counselor relationship questionnaire

Rubin, R. O., Johnson, S. K., Christensen, K. M., & Rhodes, J. (2022). Development and initial validation of a camper-counselor relationship scale. Applied Developmental Science.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2022.2056462 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Research on summer camps has consistently found evidence that campers develop skills that positively contribute to their development (such as self-esteem, independence, teamwork, […]

Integrating Positive Youth Development and Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Approaches Across the Child Welfare and Justice Systems

By Hannah Lantos, Tiffany Allen, Fadumo M. Abdi, Felipe Franco, Kristin Anderson Moore, Jasmine Snell, Billie-Ann Bruce, Zakia Redd, Rebecca Robuck, & Jennifer Miller, Child Trends Over the past 30 years, a growing body of research has indicated that Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches can improve mental and physical health, education, and employment outcomes for […]

Profiles in Mentoring: Timothy Cavell on mentoring aggressive children, chronically bullied children, and next steps for the field

Timothy Cavell is a Professor of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas’ J. William Fulbright college of Arts & Sciences. He has been a speaker and presenter at mentoring conferences, summits, and institutes around the country. Professor Cavell’s research interests focus on how mentoring relationships with children who are highly aggressive or chronically bullied […]

Here’s What Meaningful Youth Engagement Looks Like

By Christabel Netondo, International Youth Foundation As a young woman born and raised in Kenya, I’ve had the privilege of engaging in positive youth development (PYD) programming on two levels: as a participant, and also in more active leadership and collaborator roles. My involvement in these programs has provided me with exposure to the challenges […]

Helping Young People After Natural Disasters: There’s a Tool Kit (or Two) for That

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation How can child-serving systems react to natural disasters in meaningful and effective ways? What actions can child welfare and juvenile justice practitioners take to help young people heal? The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Disaster Relief and Response Team has contemplated these very questions over the years. In 2019, this […]

Mentoring and the science of wise interventions

By Jean E Rhodes In recent years, my colleagues and I have been studying the consequences of unequal mentoring opportunities in the U.S. Drawing on large, national data sets, we have found that marginalized students are less likely to report having any kind of mentor and less likely to say that a high school teacher […]