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New systemic review assesses natural mentorships for LGBTQ youth

Burningham, K. L., & Weiler, L. M. (2021). Natural mentoring and LGBTQ youth: A systematic review. Adolescent Research Review, 6(4), 391–407.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s40894-020-00146-x Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Supportive familial and non-familial relationships have many benefits for adolescents. Despite this, many formal mentoring programs do not adequately address LGBTQ needs – this is especially concerning […]

What’s the current state of formal and informal mentoring for sexual and gender minority youth?

Edwards, K. M., Scheer, J. R., & Mauer, V. A. (2022). Informal and formal mentoring of sexual and gender minority youth: A systematic review. School Social Work Journal, 47(1), 37–71. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Mentorships are known for promoting positive youth and have the potential to alleviate minority stressors. There’s a lack […]

LGBTQ+ Youth Need Your Support

By Lamont Bryant, Reprinted from Youth NEX Highlights: June is Pride month, and as we celebrate our LGBTQ+IA2+ communities, we should also recognize that this current moment is a turning point from a policy perspective. We need to support LGBTQ+ youth socially and recognize the intersection of youths’ race, sexuality, and gender identity. In this […]

Sexual and Gender Diverse (SGD) Youth Mentoring Guide

Reprinted from the Alberta Mentoring Partnership There is a growing awareness that Sexual and Gender Diverse In-person mentoring relationships can serve an important role for SGD youth, as they would be well-positioned to offer ongoing support to the needs of youth, as they navigate through phases of exploring, accepting, and sharing their identity with others. […]

What are the benefits of natural mentoring for African American sexual and gender minority adolescents?

Kaufman, M. R., Lin, C., Levine, D., Salcido, M., Casella, A., Simon, J., & DuBois, D. L. (2021). The formation and benefits of natural mentoring for African American sexual and gender minority adolescents: A qualitative study. Journal of Adolescent Research, https://doi.org/10.1177/07435584211064284 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Naturally occurring mentoring relationships are a promising approach […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A Conversation with Dr. Michelle R. Kaufman about e-mentoring and mentoring sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth

Interviewed by Selen Amado Michelle Kaufman (she/her) is a social psychologist by training whose research focuses on how social factors contribute to health outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations. Her work explores how gender, sexuality, race, and socio-economic status contribute to disparities in outcomes including HIV, substance use, interpersonal violence, and mental health. She designs, implements, […]