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An examination of caregiver incarceration, positive childhood experiences, and school success

Crouch, E., Smith, H. P., & Andersen, T. S. (2022). An examination of caregiver incarceration, positive childhood experiences, and school success. Children and Youth Services Review, 133, 106345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.106345 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although previous studies have investigated family & school connectedness and lifetime educational achievements of incarcerated adults, there aren’t as many that […]

Nurturing Inclusive Relationships in Schools and Out‑of‑School Time Programs

By Search Institute Humans share a fundamental need to belong and feel included. Yet, too often, young people do not feel seen and welcome in their schools and programs. This is what we call a relationship gap—the distance between what young people need and what they experience. Creating a relational climate that is intentional, inclusive, […]

Addressing Racial Equity Can Boost Well-being Among School Staff and Students of Color

By Esther Gross, Sarah Her, Mavis Sanders, Kristen Harper, & Brandon Stratford, Child Trends Longstanding patterns of racial and ethnic discrimination, both inside and outside of schools, may negatively impact the well-being of school staff of color and contribute to higher rates of attrition than among their White counterparts—a problem the pandemic may be exacerbating. […]

Surgeon general warns of emerging youth mental health crisis in rare public advisory

By Howard Blume and Melissa Gomez, Los Angles Times Citing mounting evidence of ongoing harm, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy on Tuesday issued a public health advisory on the mental health challenges confronting youth, a rare warning and call to action to address what he called an emerging crisis exacerbated by pandemic hardships. Symptoms […]

When relationships come first in schools, success follows

By Jean Eddy and David Shapiro, Youth Today After more than a year of disrupted school for most of the country, we know that meaningful relationships are a powerful part of our young people’s lives. Based on our work and research, we also know they play a key role in helping kids explore and navigate […]

COVID-19 Learning Gap: Opportunities for Educational Re-invention

By Kameryn Point,  American Youth Policy Forum While the COVID-19 pandemic has created significant learning gaps for students nationwide, youth impacted by systemic inequities were disproportionately affected, which exacerbated disparities that already existed within our education systems. Educators are now challenged to meet students where they are, while simultaneously addressing the learning gap created by […]

Even With a Vaccine, It Takes a Village To Get Kids Back To School

By Artis Stevens, Black Enterprise As parents, families, and communities nationwide prepare to send children back to school, there is still uncertainty and obvious questions about our preparedness. Watch any news program, read most online articles and the majority of headlines, rightfully so, center on vaccinations and keeping our kids safe and healthy. And yet, […]

Back to School in a Pandemic – Sorting Out the Policy Puzzle

By Janet Forbush Millions of students from pre-K through college are now either beginning to or returning to classrooms throughout the United States. The pervasive influence of COVID-19 and the Delta variant continues to create havoc in our lives and cause extraordinary duress in the policy environment. For example, there is a dramatic increase of […]

A novel mental health service-delivery framework: Integrating multi-tiered systems of support and community-based mentoring programs

Hart, M. J., Flitner, A. M., Kornbluh, M. E., Thompson, D. C., Davis, A. L., Lanza-Gregory, J., McQuillin, S. D., Gonzalez, J. E., & Strait, G. G. (2021). Combining MTSS and Community-Based Mentoring Programs. School Psychology Review. Summarized by Ariel Ervin https://doi.org/10.1080/2372966X.2021.1922937 Notes of Interest:  Although American schools offer mental health services for youths, they are limited […]