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These tools help coach college youth aged out of foster care to develop relationships

By Yvonne Unrau, Youth Today

What does it take to engage students who age out of foster care into supportive relationships on the college campus? It helps to understand that relationships formed with supportive adults, such as caseworkers, foster parents, … Read the rest

MENTOR releases new report entitled “The Power of Relationships”

Written by Justin Preston

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has just released its latest report, “The Power of Relationships: How and Why American Adults Step Up to Mentor the Nation’s Youth”. The report is considered to be “the most comprehensive … Read the rest

Transference: A rarely acknowledged dimension of youth mentoring relationships - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Therapists’ personal lives affect their helping relationships: Implications for mentoring

summarized by UMB doctoral student in clinical psychology Laura Yoviene

Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 9.41.53 PMNissen-Lie, H., Havik, O., Hoglend, P., Monsen, J., & Ronnestad, M. (2017). The contribution of the quality of therapists’ personal lives to the development of the working alliance. Journal of Read the rest

Study shows most teenage friendships doomed to fail: But whose fault is that?

The psychiatrist Harry Sullivan believed that nothing is a more significant determinant of psychological well-being than the nature of our closest social bonds. In adolescence, research has consistently linked the quality

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Why a little loneliness can be protective

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“Loneliness is something we all have, we can all fall into, and nearly all of us experience at some point in our lives,” says John Cacioppo. (Photo Credit: Phil Thomas/Flickr)

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New video underscores importance of children’s relationships

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From the Harvard Center for the Developing Child

Science tells us that the foundations of sound mental health are built early in life. Early experiences—including children’s relationships with parents, caregivers, relatives, teachers, and peers—interact with genes to shape the architecture Read the rest

Why relationships matter

 Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 11.11.50 AMIn “The Heart Grows Smarter,”  David Brooks discussed the importance of caring relationships, and cited the classic work of George Vaillant who followed a cohort of Harvard men for … Read the rest

Rejection sensitivity in adolescent girls: How it affects relationships

 

rejectionPurdie, V., & Downey, G. (2000). Rejection sensitivity and adolescent girls’ vulnerability to relationship-centered difficulties. Child Maltreatment, 5 (4), 338-349.

Introduction:

Many difficulties experienced by adolescent girls are relationship centered. Some involve struggles with teachers. More often, they revolve … Read the rest