Tag Archive for: youth violence

We Meet Them Where They Are: The Importance of Mentoring as a Component of Youth Gang Violence Intervention

By National Gang Center, Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center “Gangs meet kids where they are. We have to do the same thing” (Amber Govan, Carter’s Crew). This statement captures the valuable relationship between youth violence intervention professionals and the young people with whom they work. When people think about violence intervention efforts, they […]

What factors are associated with successful mentor matching? New intervention study on youth violence has answers!

Lennon, T., Cheng, T., Johnson, S. L., Jones, V., Fein, J., & Ryan, L. M. (2021). Factors associated with successful mentor matching in an intervention study of youth violence. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22503 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Although scholars have found variables that significantly correlate with the length of shared likes/dislikes with mentoring […]

How a positive outlook on the future may protect teens from violence

By Alison Culyba, theconversation.com Youth violence is pervasive and has serious consequences for teens’ health and well-being. Based on a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of ninth to 12th graders in the U.S., 1 in 6 youth report carrying a weapon in the past 30 days, and 1 in 4 report being in a […]