Tag Archive for: supportive relationships

Mentor Training – Existential Helping: A Holistic Approach to Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth

Date: Feb 28, 2024 03:00 PM EST Join this webinar to learn how to utilize Existential Helping, an evidence-based framework for marginalized communities. By engaging in the interactive activities, attendees will learn how to “hold space” for youth navigating anti-LGBTQ discrimination and trauma and how to demonstrate empathy instead of sympathy. The session will also […]

Though mentors have become more common, Gen Z has less access to mentoring resources

Featured Article By Alia Wong, USA Today (Article Summarized by Ariel Ervin) Evidence shows that young people under forty have higher rates of mentorships than their older counterparts due to the rise of formal mentoring programs that support low-income students of color. However, despite this promising finding, many mentoring relationships (particularly natural mentorships) are more […]

Round Up: National Mentoring Month 2024

By Leslie M. Booren, Youth-Nex Researchers at Youth-Nex and the UVA School of Education and Human Development are contributing to a growing body of research on how and why effective mentoring works, as highlighted in this 2024 national mentoring month round-up. Youth Mentoring Addressing Youth Loneliness: Close youth mentoring relationships can improve mentees’ relationships with […]

Charting the Path to Youth Mental Health: Unveiling the Impact of Peer Support Interventions

Reference: Murphy, R., Huggard, L., Fitzgerald, A., Hennessy, E., & Booth, A. (2023). A systematic scoping review of peer support interventions in integrated primary youth mental health care. Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: In today’s world, young people often struggle to access appropriate mental health support. In response […]

Building Bonds: The Evolution of Project DREAM’s Youth-Adult Afterschool Program

Reference: Hurd, N. M., & Billingsley, J. (2023). Project DREAM: Iterative development of an afterschool program with an emphasis on youth–adult relationships. American Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: Research has found that while supportive relationships are very important in supporting social and emotional well-being, as well as academic […]

How To Find A Mentor As A College Student Or Recent Grad

By Tracy Brower, PhD, Reprinted from Forbes If you want to advance your career, expand your capabilities or just get advice, you can’t do better than finding a mentor, especially as a college student or recent grad. But a lot of people aren’t sure how to find a coach, and they are reluctant to ask […]

Supporting Youth with Learning Disabilities

By Teja McFarlane, Reprinted from YouthREX Learning disabilities are more common than you may think. In Canada, 17.9% of people over the age of 15 and 8.4% of school-aged children and youth (ages 5-17) have a learning disability, defined as a neurological disorder that affects the way an individual processes information. Youth with learning disabilities […]

Breaking Barriers: Unraveling First-Generation Students’ Social Networks for Success

Reference: Wittner, B., Barthauer, L., & Kauffeld, S. (2023). Accessibility and mobilisation of social capital in first-generation students’ social networks—A mixed-methods approach. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 25(2), 254–278. https://doi.org/10.1177/1521025120979643 Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study First-generation college students are an underrepresented population who are less likely to start a […]

[Webinar] How to Be an Askable Adult

Date: Nov 16, 2023, 12:30 PM EST Have you ever wondered how you could become an “askable” adult? Being an askable adult means creating a comfortable environment for youth to discuss what is on their minds. Join this workshop to learn how you can become more approachable and supportive of young people! The Vermont Network […]

How Can We Leverage Mentors to Build Student Resilience?

Developed by Manolya Tanyu, Reprinted from the National Center on Safe Supportive Environments Mental health is a dynamic state of balance between one’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being (Galderisi et al., 2015). Everyday stresses can affect this balance. Stress may result from, for example, poverty; marginalization; historical trauma; lack of safety at home, school, and/or […]