Tag Archive for: resilience

On the Trail of the Orchid Child

One genetic variant leads to the best and worst outcomes in kids By Wray Herbert (Scientific American) SCIENTIFIC PAPERS tend to be loaded with statistics and jargon, so it is always a delightful surprise to stumble on a nugget of poetry in an otherwise technical report. So it was with a 2005 paper in the journal Development […]

How to build resilience among Latinx teens: 5 questions for Gabriella Livas Stein

The child clinical psychologist explains barriers to mental health in Latinx communities and what can be done to overcome them By Ashley Abramson, Reprinted from the American Psychological Association American youth, in general, are facing a mental health crisis—but young people of color are especially vulnerable to mental health challenges (APA Working Group for Addressing […]

How natural mentoring and sense of belonging affect resilience of adolescents in out-of-home care

Sulimani-Aidan, Y., & Tayri-Schwartz, T. (2021). The role of natural mentoring and sense of belonging in enhancing resilience among youth in care. Children and Youth Services Review, 120, 105773. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105773 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Resilience is an essential factor to consider when examining youth who experienced adversity. While it can be a complex […]

New study explores how resilience impacts posttraumatic growth in African American women

Mushonga, D. R., Rasheem, S., & Anderson, D. (2020). And Still I Rise: Resilience  Factors Contributing to Posttraumatic Growth in African American Women. Journal of Black Psychology, 0095798420979805.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0095798420979805 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Despite mental health professionals’ ongoing interests in studying the effects of trauma and resilience, there is still a limited […]

Do some mentoring models send the wrong message to marginalized youth?

By: Bernadette Sánchez, PhD, Reprinted from National Mentoring Resource Center Editor’s Note: Several members of the NMRC Research Board participated in the 2017 National Mentoring Summit this past February, leading a research track that featured OJJDP-funded research and totaled 13 workshops across the multi-day event. We asked several Research Board members to share their key […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Launches New Podcast Series Focused on Opioid Abuse Prevention

Big Brothers Big Sisters is launching a new podcast on opioid abuse prevention this month. The goal of this 10-episode series is to help decrease opioid usage among youth, as well as provide support for individuals affected by opioid abuse within their personal lives. Various experts and professionals from Big Brother Big Sister, Caron Treatment […]

After-school Is Urgently Needed During the Great Pandemic to Build Resilience, Relationships

By Gil Noam, Reprinted from Youth Today Most schools around the country are still scrambling to get into this school year. States and local districts are continuously updating their decisions — a trend that we’ll see throughout the academic year. That creates an enormous uncertainty not only for schools but also for the out-of-school time […]

Strengthening empowerment and resilience for refugees in southern spain  

Paloma, V., Morena, I. de la, Sladkova, J., & López‐Torres, C. (2020). A peer support and peer mentoring approach to enhancing resilience and empowerment among refugees settled in southern Spain. Journal of Community Psychology, n/a(n/a), 1-14.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22338 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  As of 2018, Spain received more applications for asylum than ever before, making […]

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 […]

Three tips that can help you foster – and maintain – resilience in your mentee

Written by Justin Preston & Renée Klein Schaarsberg To quote Benjamin Franklin, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” It is a phrase that has become a truism over time, but it could fairly be said that Franklin was not quite exhaustive in his list of certainties. Beyond […]