Tag Archive for: youth well-being

[Webinar] Mental Health and Intersectionality: Gaps and Opportunities in Serving Youth

Date: Dec 16, 2021, 01:00 PM EST  Although mental health is an important issue for teachers and youth workers during the pandemic, training and mental health services are oftentimes meant for the public and don’t specifically address the needs of certain youth subpopulations.   Join this webinar to learn more about the current, intersectional gaps and […]

How trust in adults influences Latinx youths’ well-being via self-esteem & mentoring relationship quality

  O’Donnell, A. J., Sánchez, B., & Grant, K. E. (2021). Latinx adolescents’ trust in adults: A precursor to psychological well-being via mentoring relational quality and self-esteem. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22748 Summarized by Ariel Ervin   Notes of Interest: Although trust is beneficial for psychological well-being, there’s limited research that assesses the impact trust in adults has […]

Here’s What Meaningful Youth Engagement Looks Like

By Christabel Netondo, Reprinted from the International Youth Foundation As a young woman born and raised in Kenya, I’ve had the privilege of engaging in positive youth development (PYD) programming on two levels: as a participant, and also in more active leadership and collaborator roles. My involvement in these programs has provided me with exposure […]

New study shows how mentors support the parent-adolescent relationship

Billingsley, J. T., Rivens, A. J., Charity-Parker, B. M., Chang, S. H., Garrett, S. L., Li, T., & Hurd, M. (2021). Familial Mentor Support and Black Youths’ Connectedness to Parents Across Adolescence. Youth & Society, 0044118X211058215.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X211058215 Summarized by Ariel Ervin   Notes of Interest: Many Black adolescents undergo various developmental changes while experiencing risk factors commonly […]

15 Strategies and Tips to Guide Youth in the Months Ahead

By Robin Cox, Reprinted from Mentoring Matters Recently I shared research on the impact of the pandemic and lockdowns on youth with some local mentors. While the impact will vary from country to country, there were some common themes which I will share in this blog, ending with some strategies and tips anyone guiding youth […]

New meta-analysis of school-based mentoring programs shows promising effects on students’ emotional well-being

Claro, A., & Perelmiter, T. (2021). The Effects of Mentoring Programs on Emotional Well-Being in Youth: A Meta-analysis. Contemporary School Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40688-021-00377-2 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: While there are many important skills that children develop in school, there are a variety of other essential skills that can be protective factors for their academic success. […]

Important new systematic review of e-mentoring: Implications for youth health

Kaufman, M. R., Levine, D., Casella, A., & DuBois, D. L. (2021). E-Mentoring to Address Youth Health: A Systematic Review. Adolescent Research Review. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40894-021-00172-3 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: E-mentoring has become more popular over the years. However, despite the fact that e-mentoring is being incorporated into more youth mentoring programs, there is still limited […]

Even With a Vaccine, It Takes a Village To Get Kids Back To School

By Artis Stevens, Reprinted from Black Enterprise As parents, families, and communities nationwide prepare to send children back to school, there is still uncertainty and obvious questions about our preparedness. Watch any news program, read most online articles and the majority of headlines, rightfully so, center on vaccinations and keeping our kids safe and healthy. […]

New study explores how COVID-19 affected mentors and mentees

Kaufman, M. R., Wright, K., Simon, J., Edwards, G., Thrul, J., & DuBois, D. L. (2021). Mentoring in the Time of COVID-19: An Analysis of Online Focus Groups with Mentors to Youth. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12543 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: The pandemic has had (and continues to have) a detrimental impact on […]

Sound it Out’s Caregiver Guide (Part 4): Read Between the Lines

   Reprinted from Sound it Out 1. Be mindful of moods You may start a conversation when your kid doesn’t want to talk, or isn’t able to engage. If that happens, it’s okay to let the conversation go. Your kid may not be ready to talk at that moment, but it doesn’t mean they won’t […]