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

By Fadumo M. Abdi & Mavis Sanders, 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 pandemic show […]

Vlog: Youth Mental Health & Reshaping Our Culture

By Daniel Fairley II, 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 identify and […]

What are the associations between youth mentoring relationship quality & depressive symptoms?

Browne, R., Jarjoura, G. R., Keller, T. E., Tanyu, M., Herrera, C., & Schwartz, S. E. O. (2022). Mentoring and depressive symptoms of youth: Examining prospective and interactive associations with mentoring relationship quality. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12608 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Depression is associated with a variety of issues that can negatively […]

Mom’s stress exposure can impact adolescent mental health

Zacher, M., Arkin, M., Rhodes, J., & Lowe, S. R. (2022). The Effects of Maternal Disaster Exposure on Adolescent Mental Health 12 Years Later. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-022-00917-1 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Natural disasters have a detrimental effect on youth mental health. Given how common disasters are, it is essential to […]

The state of the teen mental health crisis — and how to help

By Erica Pandey, Axios Never have so many kids reported being so sad and stressed. Why it matters: The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the mental health crisis among children and teens a national emergency. Zoom out: Consider these troubling stats, reported by Axios health care editor Tina Reed. Mental distress: More than 40% of […]

Trauma-responsive Educational Practices: Providing Schools with Tools to Address the Youth Mental Health Crisis

By Anusha Chinthalapale, American Youth Policy Forum Our youth are facing ever-increasing amounts of trauma and often expected to participate in classroom instruction and interact with educators, administrators, and other students as if none of the trauma exists. And the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the problem, which was a recent focus of an advisory from […]

Support can support the mental health of young people with a history of out-of-home care.

Evans, R., Katz, C. C., Fulginiti, A., & Taussig, H. (2022). Sources and Types of Social Supports and Their Association with Mental Health Symptoms and Life Satisfaction among Young Adults with a History of Out-of-Home Care. Children, 9(4), 520.  https://doi.org/10.3390/children9040520 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Young adults with a history of out-of-home care experience higher […]

New study assesses the social validity of a mentoring intervention for adolescents and adults with ASD

Weiler, L. M., Goerdt, A. K., Kremer, K. B., Goldberg, E., & Hudock, R. L. (2022). Social Validity and Preliminary Outcomes of a Mentoring Intervention for Adolescents and Adults With Autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. https://doi.org/10.1177/10883576211073687 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face a myriad of challenges […]

The youth mental health crisis is real, but teachers can’t solve it alone

By David B. Shapiro and Stephanie M. Jones, The Hill The U.S. surgeon general this month issued a stark warning about the state of mental health among America’s youth. Citing mounting evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to social isolation, feelings of hopelessness, and self-harm among adolescents, his public health advisory urged immediate action […]

The impact mentoring has on the psychological & academic outcomes of unaccompanied migrant youth in Barcelona

Alarcón, X., Bobowik, M., & Prieto-Flores, Ò. (2021). Mentoring for Improving the Self-Esteem, Resilience, and Hope of Unaccompanied Migrant Youth in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(10), 5210.  https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105210 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: The number of unaccompanied migrant youths in Europe has grown over the past few […]