Tag Archive for: young people

Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Young People

By and reprinted from The Trevor Project Welcome! The first step to becoming an ally to transgender and nonbinary people is to learn more; thank you for taking that step with us! It can be tough for transgender and nonbinary people to bear the burden of educating others about their lived experience. Our Guide to […]

Lessons From Generation Work on Incorporating Positive Youth Development Into Employment Training

By Kristin Anderson Moore, Hannah Lantos, and Zakia Redd, Reprinted from Child Trends Moore, K.A., Lantos, H., & Redd, Z. (2023). Lessons from Generation Work on incorporating positive youth development into employment training. Child Trends.  https://www.childtrends.org/blog/lessons-from-generation-work-on-incorporating-positive-youth-development-into-employment-training Generation Work, an initiative launched by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in 2016, aims to connect more of America’s […]

Surviving to Thriving: Developmental Relationships Are the Antidote to Youth Loneliness

By and Reprinted from the Search Institute Loneliness has reached epidemic levels in the United States, and it is hitting our young people hard. It’s a double punch for youth who have already experienced so much loss and isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s no vaccine for loneliness. So what is the answer to the […]

Relationship-Building Behaviors: An Antidote to Loneliness

By Amanda Davis, Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center Loneliness and social isolation have plagued young people in our society long before the COVID-19 pandemic. A national study conducted by Cigna in 2018 found that Gen Z was the loneliest generation in the U.S., with nearly 50% of young people surveyed reporting that they […]

Q&A with Nancy Deutsch: Social Media’s Impact on Teens Can Be Both Good and Bad

By Audrey Breen, Reprinted from UVA Today U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy recently released an advisory warning of the “profound risk of harm” social media use can have on adolescents, in hopes of calling attention to “significant public health challenges” that he feels need urgent attention and action. The report focuses on the […]

Search Institute: Understanding the connection between developmental assets and developmental relationships

By and Reprinted from the Search Institute Young people are not problems to be solved. Nor are they defined by their risks or challenges. Every person has a wealth of strength and resilience, both within themselves and in their families and communities. But not everyone has equal access to the supports that nurture and grow […]

How to build resilience among Latinx teens: 5 questions for Gabriella Livas Stein

The child clinical psychologist explains barriers to mental health in Latinx communities and what can be done to overcome them By Ashley Abramson, Reprinted from the American Psychological Association American youth, in general, are facing a mental health crisis—but young people of color are especially vulnerable to mental health challenges (APA Working Group for Addressing […]

You’ve got a friend: young people help each other with their mental health for 3.5 hours every week

By Benjamin Hanckel, Amelia Henry, Erin Dolan & Jasbeer Musthafa Mamalipurath, Reprinted from The Conversation Young people experience mental health difficulties at a higher rate than any other age group. While there’s ongoing discussion about the formal supports they need, young people say they’re most likely to speak with peers and friends – particularly when […]

Why Designing a Meaningful Youth Engagement Strategy is Like Solving a Puzzle

By Sarah Jonson, Reprinted from the International Youth Foundation At IYF, we have been meaningfully engaging with young people since our founding over three decades ago. From supporting students in rural Louisiana to advocate for changes in their community, to funding youth-led social change efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, partnering with young people to increase […]

Defining and Promoting Youth Well-Being — With Young People Leading the Way

By and reprinted from The Annie E. Casey Foundation How do young peo­ple from dif­fer­ent cul­tur­al back­grounds define their well-being? How is youth well-being tied to racial and eth­nic iden­ti­ty? What does it take to improve well-being? Youth & Young Adult Well­be­ing, a new report fund­ed by the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion, begins to answer […]