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Developing Resilience: A Conversation with Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang on Learning from Emotions

By the Search Institute One of the central questions of youth development research is: What does it mean for young people to develop resilience? And here’s an essential follow‑up question: What does the brain have to do with it? We can’t think of a better person to discuss this with than Dr. Mary Helen Immordino‑Yang, […]

How a developmental relationships outlook can help us face our uncertain future

By Ben Houltberg, Ph.D., LMFT, President and CEO, Search Institute Promoting resilience for young people is critical in the months ahead. This process begins with a clear definition of what it is and what it is not. Resilience Through Relationships  Let’s start with what resilience is not. Resilience is not a character strength that emerges […]

The impact mentoring has on the psychological & academic outcomes of unaccompanied migrant youth in Barcelona

Alarcón, X., Bobowik, M., & Prieto-Flores, Ò. (2021). Mentoring for Improving the Self-Esteem, Resilience, and Hope of Unaccompanied Migrant Youth in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(10), 5210.  https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105210 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: The number of unaccompanied migrant youths in Europe has grown over the past few […]

A Toolkit for Child Welfare Agencies to Help Young People Heal and Thrive During and After Natural Disasters

By Jessica Dym Bartlett, Rebecca L. Vivrette, Akiva Liberman, Allison Hebert, & Margaret Haas, Child Trends The United States is among the top five countries in the world that are most affected by natural disasters, with an average of over 20 natural disasters per year from 2010-2020. Approximately 14 percent of children and youth have […]

Building students’ resiliency networks: A conversation with Brian Lightfoot

 By Julia Freeland Fisher, The Christensen Institute How does students’ social capital impact their resiliency, agency, and access to new opportunities? I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with researcher and entrepreneur, Brian Lightfoot, who’s one of my favorite thinkers on this topic. The full video of our conversation is below, but here’s a […]

How to Help Families and Staff Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University The worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a source of unexpected stress and adversity for many people. Resilience can help us get through and overcome hardship. But resilience is not something we’re born with—it’s built over time as the experiences we have interact […]

[Webinar] SRA Virtual 2021

The Society for Research on Adolescence will be hosting a series of webinars every Friday throughout March 2021.  Every set of presentations for the week will cover different themes: Friday, March 5 (Week 1): Inequality, Youth Mobilization, & Social Change Friday, March 12 (Week 2): Risk, Resilience, & Adolescent Behavior Friday, March 19 (Week 3): […]

New study explores how natural mentoring relationships can benefit survivors of caregiver childhood abuse

Ku, E. B. W., Hagler, M. A., Parnes, M. F., Schwartz, S. E. O., Rhodes, J. E., & Erickson, L. D. (2021). Natural mentoring relationships among survivors of caregiver childhood abuse: Findings from the Add Health Study. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences,  1483(1), 50–66. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14313 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although social […]