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How to talk to children about difficult news

By the American Psychological Association Assisted by Robin Gurwitch, Ph.D.  Children’s lives are touched by trauma on a regular basis, no matter how much parents or teachers try to keep the “bad things” away. Instead of shielding children from the dangers, violence or tragedies around us, adults should talk to kids about what is happening. […]

How to Help Your Adolescent Think About the Last Year

Hint: It’s not a “lost year.” Also, the screen time with friends? It’s good for their mental health. By Judith Warner, The New York Times 2020 was a hard year to get through. With remote learning, unemployment, losses of loved ones, and many other stressors, families have been struggling to juggle all of their responsibilities […]

Mentoring program promotes social and emotional well-being of young immigrants in Spain

Sánchez-Aragón, A., Belzunegui-Eraso, A., & Prieto-Flores, Ò. (2021). Results of Mentoring in the Psychosocial Well-Being of Young Immigrants and Refugees in Spain. Healthcare, 9(1), 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9010013 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence has shown that non-parental figures play an important role in the social inclusion of vulnerable communities and that mentoring can help promote positive […]

Three Relationships Kids Need During Pandemic And Into Recovery

By Stephanie Malia Krauss, Youth Today This time last year, I was in New Orleans for a child and youth well-being summit. Mardi Gras was over and leaders from across the country sat in a crowded room, without needing masks, discussing what today’s kids need to thrive. If only we could have known to prepare […]

A National Agenda for Children’s Mental Health

By Jessica Dym Bartlett and Brandon Stratford, Child Trends The social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of children and youth is a critical aspect of human development that lays the foundation for lifelong health and well-being. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, as many as one in five children had a diagnosed mental health disorder. While research […]

Certain Parenting Behaviors Associated with Positive Changes in Well-Being during COVID-19 Pandemic

Neubauer, A. B., Schmidt, A., Kramer, A. C., & Schmiedek, F. (2021). A Little Autonomy Support Goes a Long Way: Daily Autonomy-Supportive Parenting, Child Well-Being, Parental Need Fulfillment, and Change in Child, Family, and Parent Adjustment Across the Adaptation to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Child Development, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13515 Summarized by the Society for Research in Child Development During the […]

Top child development researcher explains who COVID-19 jeopardizes Child Well-Being

By Anna Gassman-Pines, Ph.D. & Lisa A. Gennetian, Ph.D., Society for Research in Child Development Edited by Rebekah Levine Coley, Ph.D. Within just the first three months of the COVID-19 financial fallout, one in five children in the United States experienced the job loss of an adult in their household.1 As the pandemic continues and […]

The connection between well-being and healthy behaviors in mentoring Israeli boarding school students

Agmon, M., Zlotnick, C., & Finkelstein, A. (2015). The relationship between mentoring on healthy behaviors and well-being among Israeli youth in boarding schools: A mixed-methods study. BMC Pediatrics, 15(1), 11. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: There isn’t much research that has been conducted on the well-being of youths in boarding schools, with the exception of […]