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. 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, 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 […]