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http://www.wired.com/2015/07/homeless-lgbtq-teens-phone-can-lifesaver/ Alessandra Ram Search terms: lgbt, lgbtq, gay, homeless youth, cellphone, technology Summary: Christopher Wood was thrown out of his home because of his sexuality and credits his cellphone with saving his life. Now he hopes to expand his effort to provide homeless LGBTQ youth with cellphones across the country...Continue Reading
Social Networking Technology, Social Network Composition, and Reductions in Substance Use Among Homeless Adolescents http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3040814/ Eric Rice, Norweenta G. Milburn and William Monro Search Terms: homeless youth, alcoholism, drugs, cellphone, los angeles, prevention, technology Summary: Peer-based prevention programs for homeless youth are complicated by the potential for reinforcing high-risk behaviors...Continue Reading
http://www.mentoring.org/mentoringeffect Mary Bruce and John Bridgeland Search Terms: mentoring, survey of youth Summary: Stressful situations can cause teenagers to feel overburdened and fall into a pattern of self-destruction that includes skipping school, excessive drug use or drinking or engaging in illegal activities. Mentoring programs can support teens through troubling times and...Continue Reading
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jcop.20125/abstract Michael J. Karcher, Gabriel P. Kuperminc, Sharon G. Portwood, Cynthia L. Sipe and Andrea S. Taylor Search Terms: mentoring Summary: Mentoring programs can support teens through troubling times and prevent exposure to negativity to ensure a proactive journey in their time of need. This study reviews current strategies, evaluates...Continue Reading
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2006.00427.x/abstract K.L Osterling and A.M. Hines Search Terms: emancipation, foster youth, independent living skills, leaving care, mentoring, resilience Summary: The current exploratory study used quantitative and qualitative data from an evaluation of the ‘Advocates to Successful Transition to Independence’ program, a mentoring program designed to train mentors to assist older...Continue Reading
Mentoring: A Promising Strategy for Youth Development http://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2002/02/MentoringRB.pdf Susan M. Jekielek, M.A., Kristin A. Moore, Ph.D., Elizabeth C. Hair, Ph.D. and Harriet J. Scarupa, M.S Search Terms: mentoring, volunteering Summary: Adolescence can be a difficult time for teenagers to handle as the growth period represents a time of physical changes,...Continue Reading
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2648.2003.02671.x/abstract;jsessionid=9D28251DF9704DE72D64D566ED92FA3B.f03t01 Josephine Ensign and Seth Ammerman Search Terms: adolescent health, ethics, healthcare, homeless youth, research ethics, research incentives Summary: This study aims to document researcher, healthcare provider and program administrators’ experiences with ethical issues of research with homeless youth in the USA and Canada. Findings were taken from a descriptive...Continue Reading