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5 Steps for Building & Strengthening Students’ Networks

By Julia Freeland Fisher & Mahnaz Charania, PhD, Christensen Institute  What is this playbook and who is it for? This playbook was developed by the Clayton Christensen Institute to help K–12 and postsecondary leadership and nonprofits that work with those institutions implement and adapt strategies, tools, and metrics that build and strengthen their students’ networks […]

This Could Be the Moment to Help the Poorest Among Us: Our Nation’s Children

The legislation, investments, and collaborative action we need By S. Paul Reville & John B. King Jr., EducationWeek Across our nation, getting to a place where every child has the opportunity to thrive requires work both inside and outside of schools with whole communities involved. In the wealthiest nation on earth, it seems ridiculous to […]

Talking to Your Children About Asian Hate

By Betty Wang, MD, The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds  Over the last year, there have been very disturbing reports and videos of hate and violence towards the Asian community. As a Chinese American, these events have left me with a sense of increased vulnerability for myself, my family, and my community. It can […]

How to Help Your Adolescent Think About the Last Year

Hint: It’s not a “lost year.” Also, the screen time with friends? It’s good for their mental health. By Judith Warner, The New York Times 2020 was a hard year to get through. With remote learning, unemployment, losses of loved ones, and many other stressors, families have been struggling to juggle all of their responsibilities […]

How #BlackTherapistsMatter became a rallying cry for Black mental health

As the pandemic and social unrest have put a strain on Black Americans’ mental health, Black therapists have united around a hashtag to provide help. By Ruth Reader, Fast Company  The hashtag appeared last summer, shortly after George Floyd’s murder and right in the middle of waves of protests and violent confrontations with police: #BlackTherapistsMatter. […]

Mentoring program promotes social and emotional well-being of young immigrants in Spain

Sánchez-Aragón, A., Belzunegui-Eraso, A., & Prieto-Flores, Ò. (2021). Results of Mentoring in the Psychosocial Well-Being of Young Immigrants and Refugees in Spain. Healthcare, 9(1), 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9010013 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence has shown that non-parental figures play an important role in the social inclusion of vulnerable communities and that mentoring can help promote positive […]

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 […]