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New study explores how teacher-child relationships shape children’s educational expectations

Davis, A. L., & McQuillin, S. D. (2023). Exploring changes in the teacher-child relationship and children’s educational expectations. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 87, 101564. Summarized by Saniya Soni About this Study Student-teacher relationships play a crucial role in children’s development. Children who perceive their teachers as caring and supportive tend to adapt better to […]

Nurturing School Climate: The Power of Teacher and Peer Support for Empowering Victimized Youth

Coyle, S., Weinreb, K. S., Davila, G., & Cuellar, M. (2022). Relationships matter: The protective role of teacher and peer support in understanding school climate for victimized youth. In Child & Youth Care Forum (Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 181-203).  Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study A positive and supportive school climate has […]

It’s going to help me in life”: Forms, sources, and functions of social support for youth in natural mentoring relationships

Varga, S. M., Yu, M. V. B., Johnson, H. E., & Deutsch, N. L. (2023). “It’s going to help me in life”:  Forms, sources, and functions of social support for youth in natural mentoring relationships. Journal of Community Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23045 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Research shows that social support is linked to psychological […]

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 […]

Can changes of psychosocial resources predict posttraumatic growth in low-income, female Hurricane Katrina survivors?

Manove, E. E., Poon, C. Y. S., Rhodes, J. E., & Lowe, S. R. (2021). Changes in psychosocial resources as predictors of posttraumatic growth: A longitudinal study of low-income, female Hurricane Katrina survivors. Traumatology.  https://doi.org/10.1037/trm0000318 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although many trauma survivors experience post-traumatic growth (PTG), scholars still don’t know if the five […]

Support matters! New study shows how stress and social support affect underrepresented students’ educational outcomes

Albright, J. N., & Hurd, N. M. (2021). Activism, social support, and trump-related distress: Exploring associations with mental health. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.  https://doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000316 Summarized by Ariel Ervin   Notes of Interest:  The election of Donald Trump encouraged many college students to engage in activism.   While activism can be an empowering and meaningful experience, it can […]

Support matters! New study shows how stress and social support affect underrepresented students’ educational outcomes

  Wittrup, A. R., & Hurd, N. M. (2021). The role of trajectories of stress and social support in underrepresented students’ educational outcomes. Applied Developmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2021.1906677 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Many underrepresented college students not only have to cope with stressors that are associated with being in college but also ones that […]

Understanding youth’s systems of support: Role of peers and adults

Melton, T. N., Brehm, M. V., & Deutsch, N. L. (2021). Broadening the perspective on youth’s systems of support: An ecological examination of supportive peer and adult relationships during adolescence. Journal of Community Psychology, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.2246 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Past research has shown the important role supportive relationships have on youth development.  […]

What is the impact of social support through mentoring on youth?

Brady, B., Dolan, P., & Canavan, J. (2017). ‘He told me to calm down and all that’: A qualitative study of forms of social support in youth mentoring relationships. Child & Family Social Work,22(1), 266-274. Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest: The increased perception that young people facing adversity have limited access to supportive and […]

What is the impact of social support on youth coping effectiveness in the context of urban poverty?

Reife, I., Duffy, S., & Grant, K. E. (2019, July 22). The Impact of Social Support on Adolescent Coping in the Context of Urban Poverty. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000296 Summarized by Jeremy Astesano Notes of Interest: The authors of this study were interested in the impact of stressors on […]