By Fadumo M. Abdi & Mavis Sanders, Child Trends Black children and families in the United States experience direct, indirect, and intergenerationally transmitted stressors that result from systemic racism, many of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to pre-COVID mental and emotional health outcomes, data since the onset of the pandemic show […]
By Tara Spann (Chief People and Strategy Officer, MENTOR), America’s Promise Alliance Imagine a world where people were not judged or treated differently simply because of who they BE. Visualize a world free of injustices, free of hate, free of ignorance. Dream a world of joy, a world of love. These are my freedom dreams. […]
Metzl, J. M., & Hansen, H. (2014). Structural competency: Theorizing a new medical engagement with stigma and inequality. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 103, 126–133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.06.032 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Cultural competency has raised awareness of how bias and stigma have impacted treatment decisions. However, current systemic issues indicate that social, cultural, & political […]
By the Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University Years of scientific study have shown us that, when children’s stress response systems remain activated at high levels for long periods, it can have a significant wear-and-tear effect on their developing brains and other biological systems. This can have lifelong effects on learning, behavior, and both […]
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Many youths from racially marginalized communities, especially those that have multiple risk factors (e.g. living in poverty and/or being involved in the criminal justice system) are less likely to have naturally-occurring mentoring relationships with non-parental figures. This March, MENTOR will have a discussion on tackling […]
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- AlongMarch 30, 2022 -
In support of our continued conversation on how to support today’s youth, this issue of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring is proudly sponsored by Along, a free digital tool designed to support educators to build developmental relationships with their students in easy and fun ways.
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring PartnershipNovember 12, 2014 -
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
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