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New meta-analysis explores how digital interventions can promote youth well-being

Conley, C. S., Raposa, E. B., Bartolotta, K., Broner, S. E., Hareli, M., Forbes, N., Christensen, K. M., & Assink, M. (2022). The Impact of Mobile Technology-Delivered Interventions on Youth Well-being: Systematic Review and 3-Level Meta-analysis. JMIR Mental Health, 9(7), e34254. https://doi.org/10.2196/34254 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although mental health rates are increasing for youth, […]

Are Digital Interventions Effective? Recent Meta-Analysis Says “Yes, But”

By Marlene, TeleHealth Technology-based digital interventions are effective in helping people who struggle with symptoms of depression. Otherwise known as digital therapeutics, these methods include online modules and educational lessons made available through computers or phones. Compared to receiving no treatment, digital interventions provide a promising option for alleviating depression symptoms. According to a recently […]

“Off to a good start:” How digital therapeutics could change mental health care (and mentoring)

The field of “digital therapeutics,” software designed for diagnosing and treating mental health disorders, is coming into its own By Kirsten Weir, American Psychological Association Society’s reliance on technology has reached unprecedented heights during the COVID-19 pandemic. People have had to rely on their computers and smartphones to complete routine errands, to work and attend […]

Lessons in virtual mentoring

This post has been pasted directly from the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network. Agyemang, E. O., & Haggerty, K. P. (2020). Best practices for virtual mentoring: Six key findings from a literature review. University of Washington, School of Social Work. https://pttcnetwork.org/sites/default/files/2020-07/R10%20PTTC%20Best%20Practices%20in%20Virtual%20Mentoring_7.2020.pdf Introduction Mentoring has long been considered an evidence-based practice for promoting positive youth […]

Professor Sonia Livingstone on parenting for a digital future

Professor Sonia Livingstone of the London School of Economics and Political Science spoke with The Chronicle about her new book with Alicia Blum-Ross, Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children’s Lives. Tell us about your new book. There are so many anxieties about digital parenting! These have been building […]

Profiles In Mentoring: Dr. Edmond Bowers reflects on PYD, understanding youth success across contexts, and how technology can better the world

    Today we’re pleased to bring you our interview with Dr. Edmond Bowers, an associate professor of Youth Development Leadership at Clemson University. Dr. Bowers received both B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College. Prior to arriving at Clemson, […]

Phone in pocket, youth mentoring research.

Ambulatory Assessment may be an answer to engaging ‘hard to reach’ youth in research

By Dr. Bep Uink, Society for Research on Adolescence Editor’s Note: In mentoring research, acquiring representative, diverse, samples is very important. Dr. Bep Uink (Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Murdoch University, Perth WA, Australia) discusses success to date using Ambulatory Assessment through smartphones to increase the participation of Indigenous youth, who are often underrepresented in research. She […]

Kids on smartphones. Researchers are curious whether kids are aware of their rights in research done through technology.

The rights of adolescents as research participants in a digital age

By Diana J. Meter, Utah State University for SRA Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) is a term used to describe the collection of data in real time while subjects remain in their natural environments. Many adolescence researchers are familiar with contemporary beginnings in social science research, such as when Reed Larson and Claudia Lampman-Petraitis signaled adolescents to record […]

NY Times: Digital media upends the mentoring relationship for one editor

Written by Phyllis Korkki, NYTimes How on earth did I become an “older worker?” It was only a few years ago, it seems, that I set out to climb the ladder in my chosen field. That field happens to be journalism, but it shares many attributes with countless other workplaces. For instance, back when I […]

APA’s new survey on stress and technology use has implications for mentoring

Written by Justin Preston Last week the American Psychological Association (APA) released the second part of their findings from their 1oth annual Stress in America survey. While the first part of the findings dealt with changing national politics, the economy, and other topics (see below for a link to the report on these findings), we […]