Tag Archive for: young people

Five Ways to Improve How We Measure Young People’s Well-Being

By Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Hannah Daly, and Amelia Coffey, Reprinted from the Urban Institute Young people need resources and support to thrive both during adolescence and into adulthood. To work toward this, we need to be able to measure, track, and determine indicators that represent all aspects of well-being. Policymakers, funders, researchers, advocates, and practitioners […]

Four Ways Youth Social Capital is Mobilized

By Brian Lightfoot, Reprinted from the Search Institute More and more educators and youth-serving practitioners incorporate organizational and programmatic approaches to build youths’ social capital because embedding young people in relationship-rich environments fosters developmental relationships. Search Institute defines social capital as the resources that arise from a web of relationships, which youth can access and […]

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 […]

A Guide to Creating an Equitable Youth Ecosystem of Belonging

By and Reprinted from the Annie E. Casey Foundation Through­out their child­hood and into young adult­hood, young peo­ple may inter­act with var­i­ous sys­tems — schools, youth cen­ters, health care, fos­ter care and oth­ers. What if those sys­tems could improve the work they do and help build an ​“ecosys­tem of belong­ing” that is cen­tered on the […]

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes Are Declining Despite Continued Improvements in Well-being Indicators

By Nathaniel W. Anderson, Frederick J. Zimmerman, Anna J. Markowitz, Neal Halfon, Daniel Eisenberg, and Kristin Anderson Moore, Reprinted from Child Trends Anderson, N.W., Zimmerman, F.J., Markowitz, A.J., Halfon, N., Eisenberg, D., & Moore, K.A. (2023). Child and adolescent mental health outcomes are declining despite continued improvement in well-being indicators. Child Trends. https://doi.org/10.56417/3158p5450w Recent trends […]

[Webinar] Tune In!: Mentee-Approved Strategies for Addressing Tough Topics

Date: Aug 24, 2023, 1:00 PM EST Finding ways to support youths who want to talk about sensitive topics or are experiencing difficulties can be tricky for program staff and mentors to navigate. Because youth have a lot of opinions about how adults can support them, their perspectives can provide insights into improving mentoring programs. […]

Search Institute Report: Relationship-Focused Strategies for Connecting with Young People

By and Reprinted from the Search Institute As fall approaches, a return to the classroom can mean fresh opportunities for connecting with all students in meaningful ways. Educators and other youth-serving practitioners are busy making plans to return to the classroom, providing the perfect opportunity to consider tools and strategies that are proven to boost […]

People-powered pathways: Lessons in how to build students’ social capital through career-connected learning

By Robert Markle, Anna Arsenault, and Julia Freeland Fisher, Reprinted from The Christensen Institute Download the Paper Executive Summary What will it take to ensure that all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, are on a path to promising and fulfilling careers? Schools are increasingly engaging in career-connected learning to increase career exposure and skill […]

The Jed Foundation issues report on preserving youth mental health in the metaverse

By Dean Takahashi, Reprinted from GamesBeat Will the metaverse be good for the mental health of young people? That was the topic of a new research report aimed at those who will make the metaverse happen. The 69-page report comes from The Jed Foundation (JED), in partnership with Raising Good Gamers (RGG) and with the […]

Integrating digital interventions with clinical practice in youth mental health services

Cross, S. P., Nicholas, J., Bell, I. H., Mangelsdorf, S., Valentine, L., Thompson, A., Gleeson, J. F., & Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2023). Integrating digital interventions with clinical practice in youth mental health services. Australasian Psychiatry, 31(3), 302–305.  https://doi.org/10.1177/10398562231169365 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: There is a mental health crisis in Australia. Because of the high demand […]