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Say it Loud: Black Pride is Mental Health

By Matthew Hobson, International Youth Foundation During Black History Month, IYF is highlighting issues and elevating voices around Black mental health and wellbeing. In Baltimore, a project called the Healing Youth Alliance equips young people in the city with the training, knowledge, and support they need to be champions for mental health and healing in […]

Fostering Relationships During COVID-19

By Maria Duarte, American Youth Policy Forum   COVID-19 Impact Over the past year, COVID-19 has directly impacted the lives of millions of families across the world. Our daily routines have transformed, and our new “normal” is quite a different way of living. Specifically, vulnerable populations such as the global majority[1], elderly, children, and people […]

Top child development researcher explains who COVID-19 jeopardizes Child Well-Being

By Anna Gassman-Pines, Ph.D. & Lisa A. Gennetian, Ph.D., Society for Research in Child Development Edited by Rebekah Levine Coley, Ph.D. Within just the first three months of the COVID-19 financial fallout, one in five children in the United States experienced the job loss of an adult in their household.1 As the pandemic continues and […]

How policies improve the experiences of youth in foster care

Font, S. A., & Gershoff, E. T. (2020). Foster Care: How We Can, and Should, Do More for Maltreated Children. Social Policy Report, 33(3), 1–40. https://doi.org/10.1002/sop2.10 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although large-scale federal policy reforms on foster care are becoming more prevalent, there are still a lot of issues concerning the well-being […]

The Fear of Speaking Out About Mental Health Is Persistent. We Need to Reach Out to Each Other

By : Cecile Stone, America’s Promise Alliance This piece is part of “Dear Adult Leaders: #ListenToYouth,” a four-week series produced in collaboration with The 74 to elevate student voices in the national conversation as schools and districts navigate how to educate our country’s youth in a global pandemic. In this series, students write open letters […]

[Webinar] Mental health and well-being of adolescents around the world during COVID-19

Date: Dec 10, 2020 10:00 AM CT  COVID-19 is having a huge impact on adolescents around the world. With the ongoing push for lockdowns, social distancing, and online/remote learning, the pandemic is taking a toll on peoples’ well-being. This webinar will present research on adolescent mental health from Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Click […]

The vital importance of social networks in the lives of vulnerable youth

Nevard, I., Green, C., Bell, V., Gellatly, J., Brooks, H., & Bee, P. (2020). Conceptualising the social networks of vulnerable children and young people: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-020-01968-9 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Vulnerable youth have a higher risk of contracting physical illnesses, mental health issues, unhealthy […]

New research brief addresses the educational struggles of Black children and youth in the era of COVID-19

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF Authors Noni Gaylord-Harden, Ph.D., Texas A&M University Valerie Adams-Bass, Ph.D., University of Virginia Erin Bogan, Ph.D., American Institutes for Research Lori Francis, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University Judith Scott, Ph.D., Boston University Eleanor Seaton, Ph.D., Arizona State University Joanna Williams, Ph.D., Rutgers University Data on COVID-19 transmission rates show an irrefutable and disturbing […]

Moving Into the Long Term

With some colleges and universities planning to continue online learning into the spring, students are now looking at over a year of learning from home. How will their well-being and academics be affected? By Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Ed As the school semester comes to a close, remote learning remains the recommended option for students. […]

Reducing Student Vote Would Hurt Young People’s Well-being, Experts Say

By Stell Simonton, Youth Today The youth vote took center stage this week when a leaked video showed a Republican activist rejoicing that fewer college students might vote since many campuses were closed. Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, a youth nonprofit championing the free market and limited government, said the college student vote […]