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January is National Mentoring Month, and researchers at the UVA School of Education and Human Development are contributing to a rapidly growing body of research on how and why effective mentoring works. The School is also home to a number of mentoring programs, including one launched by an undergraduate student. See below to learn more about the many ways that the School is advancing mentoring efforts to support positive youth development.
Build stronger relationships with the teens and pre-teens in your life by understanding these four underlying developmental needs that drive adolescent behavior.
A statewide partnership aims to build a well-connected network of school mental health professionals by pairing graduate trainees with under-resourced school divisions.
Chauncey Smith, an assistant professor at the UVA School of Education and Human Development, discusses his approach to youth development and innovation and his work to understand youth’s sociopolitical development.
A new cross-disciplinary project seeks to explore and celebrate linguistic diversity within the University student body, bringing an overlooked resource to the surface.
A Curry School researcher is working on a study aimed at improving the social skills of teen girls with autism, who tend to be diagnosed later than boys.
While most Virginia 9th through 12th grade students and staff agree that school resource officers make them feel safer, students answered both that question and others differently by racial and ethnic group.
Social, academic and biological pressures are just a few of the factors that are pushing adolescents to go bed later and later, according to Curry School professor Joanna Lee Williams.
As a child whose family was hurt by addiction, basketball was an outlet for UVA associate professor Joseph Williams. His life experiences are now a driving force behind his research.
When it comes to school attendance, how many missed days are too many? UVA Today asked Robert C. Pianta, the dean of the Curry School.
Joseph Williams' research aims to understand why students succeed despite adversity. (Photo by Jeneene Chatowsky.)
Miray Seward, a doctoral student studying educational psychology-applied developmental science, will study the lived experiences of Black women student-athletes with a newly awarded NCAA research grant.
Doctoral student Bianka Charity-Parker draws on her unusual life experiences, both the good and the challenging, to inform her research.
As Youth-Nex celebrates its 10th anniversary, two leading researchers on youth development break down how our understanding of adolescence has evolved over the past decade and what today’s teens need most from the adults in their lives.
As we approach the Youth-Nex 7th Conference, co-chair Johari Harris shares more about her work on equity, civil engagement and social justice.
On November 12-13th, 2019, Youth-Nex will host its 7th annual conference, “Dialoging for Democracy: Youth Moral Reasoning and Social Justice” (#YouthAct19).
The UVA Equity Center, with Curry School professor Nancy Deutsch as a faculty director, will foster partnerships between Charlottesville-area community leaders and University faculty.
Michael Lyons, a school psychologist at UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development who has been researching mentoring for years, shares important advice.
We sat down with assistant professor Valerie Adams-Bass, who researches negative media stereotypes of African American youth, to discuss how “The Hate U Give” provides a unique teaching opportunity for students.