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Can mentorship duration predict youth well-being? A new study has answers!

Damm, A. P., von Essen, E., Jensen, A. J., Kerrn-Jespersen, F., & van Mastrigt, S. (2022). Duration of mentoring relationship predicts child well-being: Evidence from a Danish community-based mentoring program. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19052906 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence indicates that long-lasting mentoring relationships correlate with perceived program support […]

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 […]

Every School…Safe, Supportive, Engaging, Inspiring Preparing for a new school year: We are hopeful

By Center for Supportive Schools, Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center “This work of deepening connections, of ensuring safety, and building relationships is more important now than ever before…the state of well-being for our children is at a crisis point. Schools cannot do this work alone. This is the work of CSS. Their staff, […]

New meta-analysis explores how digital interventions can promote youth well-being

Conley, C. S., Raposa, E. B., Bartolotta, K., Broner, S. E., Hareli, M., Forbes, N., Christensen, K. M., & Assink, M. (2022). The impact of mobile technology-delivered interventions on youth well-being: Systematic review and 3-level meta-analysis. JMIR Mental Health, 9(7). https://doi.org/10.2196/34254 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although mental health rates are increasing for […]

A Reimagined Vision for Black Child and Family Well-being From National and Local Leaders

By Mavis Sanders, Reprinted from Child Trends Despite significant gains toward achieving the full rights and protections of citizenship, Black people in the United States face significant challenges to their well-being that stem from centuries of racial discrimination, violence, and exclusion. Statistics recounting these challenges, while necessary to understand and address the pervasive impact of […]

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 […]

Mentoring and youth depressive symptoms: New associations with mentoring relationship quality.

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 […]

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

By Erica Pandey, Reprinted from 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 […]