May 11, 2017
This report was published by the American Institutes for Research. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES THIS REPORT: This brief provides a look at the ways that mentoring programs may effectively serve African American boys. First, we present a list of promising programs that have been shown to effectively address the unique needs of African American boys, contributing to positive outcomes. These programs collectively inform our beliefs about how best to serve this population when mentoring is at least one part of the overall strategy. We have organized this information around core principles...
February 23, 2016
This report was published by the National Collaborating Centre For Aboriginal Health HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: This report documents and analyzes Métis narratives on parenting within the context of their unique historical and contemporary experiences. The resource is based on discussions with eighteen Métis parents, aspiring parents and grandparents in British Columbia over the course of 2009 and 2010.
School Engagement Among Latino Youth in an Urban Middle School Context: Valuing the Role of Social Support
October 19, 2015
The education of many Latino youth residing in urban communities is often hindered by fear of crime and violence occurring in places where they live and attend school. Addressing these concerns, this study tested a path model predicting school engagement that included neighborhood and school environment variables (e.g., neighborhood youth behavior, neighborhood safety, and school safety) and social support variables (e.g., teacher support, friend support, parent support, and neighbor support). A total of 226 Latino youth from an urban middle school in the northeastern United States...
Family Matters: the Role of Mental Health Stigma and Social Support on Depressive Symptoms and Subsequent Help Seeking Among Africian American Boys
September 18, 2015
African American adolescent boys underutilize mental health service due to stigma associated with depression. Gaining an increased understanding of how depressed, African American adolescent boys perceive their mental health needs and engage in help-seeking behaviors might play an essential role in efforts to improve their symptoms and access to care. Using a mixedmethods design, this study examined the influence of mental health stigma and social support on depressive symptoms among African American adolescent boys. Findings indicated the protective effects of social support in decreasing...