Mentors can spot mental health troubles in mentees

Zimmerman, M. A. (2010). Natural mentors, mental health, and risk behaviors: A longitudinal analysis of African American adolescents transitioning into adulthood. American Journal of Community Psychology, 46(1-2), 36-48. doi: 10.1007/s10464-010-9325-x Summarized by Jessica Cunningham Background: As adolescents grow into adults, they are faced with a number of difficult transitions when becoming more independent. Transition periods […]

Promising pilot test of the Healthy “Little” Lives Big Sisters Mentors Project

MICHELLE R. KAUFMAN, PhD Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA Kaufman, Michelle R.(2010) ‘Testing of the Healthy “Little” Lives Project: A Training Program for Big Sister Mentors’, American Journal of Sexuality Education, 5: 4, 305 — 327 American Journal of Sexuality Education Abstract:  Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) is a national program aimed at providing mentors for […]

Safer sex if gay teens can talk to parents: Implications for mentors

Posted by Beth Salamon, Rutgers Positive relationships with family and open dialogue lead to more safe sex practices among young gay and bisexual people, report researchers. On the flip side, the study finds that disrupted family relationships result in risky sexual behaviors among this group. “Youth had limited engagement in unsafe sex when the families were […]