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Positive adult realtionship. Mentoring.

Positive relationships can buffer childhood trauma and toxic stress, researchers say

By Kay Lazar,Boston Globe Traumatic events and toxic relationships during childhood can cast long shadows, often damaging mental health well into adulthood. But a growing body of research suggests sustained, positive relationships with caring adults can help mitigate the harmful effects of childhood trauma. And specialists say pediatricians, social workers, and others who work with kids […]

Mentor helping up a mentee. Mentoring, youth mentoring. Helping hand.

How we can make mentoring programs better for the children of incarcerated parents

Stump, K. N., Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L. and Rhodes, J. E. (2018), Mentoring Program Enhancements Supporting Effective Mentoring of Children of Incarcerated Parents. Am J Community Psychol, 62: 163-174. doi:10.1002/ajcp.12250 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although children of incarcerated parents (COIP) are in danger of facing negative outcomes, being in mentoring […]

How disadvantaged students manage to get to and through college

Meloy, M., Curtis, K., Tucker, S., Previ, B., Storrod, M. L., Gordon, G., … Delacruz, M. (2018). Surviving All the Way to College: Pathways Out of One of America’s Most Crime Ridden Cities. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518789899 Summarized by Jeremy Astesano Notes of Interest: What helps someone be resilient to the many difficulties they […]

Natural mentors can buffer the effects of racial discrimination on African American youth

Editor’s Note: Recent events and protests have sparked a national dialogue around race and the role of racial discrimination in the lives of young African Americans. This study suggests that both parents and mentors can play an important role in attenuating some of the negative effects and keeping young people focused on school.  Cooper, M. S., […]