Tag Archive for: youth mental health

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 […]

Monitoring digital youth counseling interventions: Understanding the demographic profiles and outcome changes

Blackshaw, E., Sefi, A., Mindel, C., Maher, H., & De Ossorno Garcia, S. (2023). Digital mental health outcome monitoring for a structured text-based youth counselling intervention: Demographic profile and outcome change. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12461 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest: Although the mental health needs of young people are increasing, a quarter […]

WT Grant Foundation: Emergency Exits: Avenues for New Research to Improve Youth Outcomes after COVID

By Anya Kamenetz, reprinted from the William T. Grant Foundation Journalist Anya Kamenetz is a writer who makes extensive use of research in her reporting—so much so that, in 2022, the American Educational Research Association recognized her with its Excellence In Media Reporting On Education Research Award. But as she learned while reporting on the […]

Finding a balance: The benefits of integrating youth- and goal-focused approaches in youth mentorships

Werntz, A., Poon, C. Y. S., & Rhodes, J. E. (2023). Striking the balance: The relative benefits of goal- and youth-focused approaches to youth mentoring relationships. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-023-01751-4 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Evidence suggests that targeted, goal-focused mentoring approaches are more effective than non-specific mentoring approaches in promoting a variety […]

Addressing Student Mental Health: Strategies for Teachers

By Rachael Kingrey, Reprinted from the American Youth Policy Forum Youth in the United States are in the midst of a mental health crisis. Even before the pandemic, mental health challenges among young people were on the rise, with substantial increases in the rates of depressive episodes and suicidal ideation among young adults ages 12-25. […]

New Course: Mentoring for Youth Mental Health

The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring is thrilled to announce its first LIVE course! The course is titled Mentoring for Youth Mental Health, and those who participate will learn evidence-based strategies to support youth mental health as a mentor. Associate Director Dr. Alexandra Wentz will be leading this course in the Spring of 2023.  This course […]

Leveraging the Connection Between Youth Mental Health and Relationships

By Kristan Allen (Director of Marketing and Development) and Lydia Bernardo (Marketing Coordinator), Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center Mental health and well-being have been top of mind for many of us over the past few years, especially regarding the young people in our communities. According to Mental Health America’s “The State of Mental […]

In-and after-school programs aim to combat mental health effects that COVID-19 worsened

By Patrick Riley, Reprinted from Youth Today To emphasize her point, Charleston, S.C.-based educator Bridget Laird shared the story of a six-year-old boy whose frustrated first-grade teacher, short on patience, shouted at him and made him cry. It was the very first day he’d stepped inside an actual, physical classroom. She immediately ordered him to […]

Bridging the Mental Health Care Gap for Black Children Requires a Focus on Racial Equity and Access

By Fadumo M. Abdi & Mavis Sanders, Reprinted from Child Trends  Black children and families in the United States experience direct, indirect, and intergenerationally transmitted stressors that result from systemic racism, many of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to pre-COVID mental and emotional health outcomes, data since the onset of the […]

Vlog: Youth Mental Health & Reshaping Our Culture

By Daniel Fairley II, Reprinted from Youth-NEX This vlog is the second in a series. View the first blog entitled “Youth at the Intersection of the Movement for Racial Justice and the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Highlights: I am the Youth Opportunity Coordinator focused on Black Male Achievement in the City of Charlottesville. In my work, I […]