Tag: role of parents

How close relationships can help teens manage rejection

How close relationships can help teens manage rejection

McDonald, Bowker, Rubin, Laursen & Duchene (2010). Interactions between rejection sensitivity and supportive relationships in the prediction of adolescents’ internalizing difficulties. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 563-574. Summarized by Stella Kanchewa, MA, University of Massachusetts at Boston Clinical Psychology student. In adolescence, young people must learn to contend with increasingly complex social worlds and […]

School-based mentoring associated with improved parent and teacher relationships
By February 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

School-based mentoring associated with improved parent and teacher relationships

summarized by Laura Yoviene Chan, C., Rhodes, J., Howard, W., Schwartz, S., Lowe, & S. Herrera, C. (2013). Pathways of influence in school-based mentoring: The mediating role of parent and teacher relationships. Journal of School Psychology, 51, 129-142. Background Although school-based mentoring (SBM) is the most common approach to formal mentoring in the United States, […]

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Respect for adults versus peers: Implications for working with at-risk youth

Clemans, K.H., Graber J. A., & Bettencourt, A. (2012). Adult-Directed and Peer-Directed Respect for Authority: Relationships With Aggressive and Manipulative Behavior. Journal of Research on Adolescents, 480-486. This study aimed to investigate the association between manipulative and aggressive behaviors and peer-directed and adult-directed disrespect. Method: The study used a quantitative approach to investigate a sample of young adults  […]

Attachment relationships and adolescents’ life satisfaction: Some relationships matter more to girls than boys
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Attachment relationships and adolescents’ life satisfaction: Some relationships matter more to girls than boys

Ma, C., & Huebner, E.S. (2008). Attachment relationships and adolescents’ life satisfaction: Some relationships matter more to girls than boys. Psychology in the Schools, 45 (2), 177-190. Summarized by UMass Boston doctoral student Laura Yoviene Introduction: Having a secure relationship with a parent or guardian — one characterized by trust, caring, availability, and dependability — […]

Celebrating Fatherhood and Encouraging Mentorship with “My Brother’s Keeper”

Celebrating Fatherhood and Encouraging Mentorship with “My Brother’s Keeper”

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Justice blog. See the original post here. Watch on YouTube I would not be where I am today without the love, guidance, and support of my father. He taught me to work hard, to dream big, to give back to my community, and to always remember the […]

FORUM: How does your program prepare youth for the mentoring experience?

FORUM: How does your program prepare youth for the mentoring experience?

Mentoring programs always place a premium on the training of mentors. After all, these are the individuals who deliver the essence of the program: a caring, meaningful relationship. But that relationship involves two people and it seems that properly preparing young people for the mentoring experience should have just as much impact on how their […]