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From Mother to Daughter to 'Little Sister,' Mentoring Success in UVA Program

The Young Women Leaders Program pairs UVA students with middle school “little sisters” for mentoring relationships.

 

Danielle Hutcherson

Q&A: Counselor Education Graduate Student of the Year Danielle Hutcherson

Hutcherson, a second-year counselor education student, received the award for her academic excellence, passion for counseling, and potential to make an impact in the field. 

 

Student speaks into a microphone while seated at a table with other youth.

Remaking Middle School Listening Tour: Center Youth Voices

Initial results from the Remaking Middle School Listening Tour reveal an important theme: adults need to elevate and center the perspectives of youth.

 

Researchers Explore Black Girls’ Romantic Relationships with Hope of Preventing Dating Violence

In an effort to reduce rates of intimate partner violence, researchers are exploring the influences and contexts of romantic relationships for Black girls.

 

Bavaro Hall with flowering bushes in the foreground

Los Angeles Rams Partners with UVA School of Education and Human Development

Los Angeles Rams Partner with UVA School of Education and Human Development to Launch Positive Youth Development Training Series for Watts Rams Coaches & LAPD Officers

 

Three middle school girls stand in front of a bank of blue lockers, talking and laughing.

What Happens When You Give Middle Schoolers a Voice?

One school in Chicago, guided by UVA youth development researchers, put a new model for approaching challenges in middle schools to the test.

 

In Its 25th Year, UVA Mentoring Program Thrives, Continues Legacy of Impact for Middle School Girls

While many mentoring programs paused or ended during the pandemic, UVA’s Young Women Leaders Program refocused and built on their foundation of fostering youth competence, connection, and autonomy.

 

Pioneering The Notion of Positive Youth Development

Retiring education professor Patrick Tolan helped push the study of adolescent development toward a strengths-based perspective.

 

Emma Otremba

Class of 2022: Emma Otremba

Emma is from Pierz, Minnesota, and is graduating with a master’s degree in Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science.

 

Emma Keller

Class of 2022: Emma Keller

Emma is from Hampton, Virginia, and is graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Youth and Social Innovation.

 

Paola and Brene

Q&A: She Works For Brené Brown. Here's What She's Learned About Human Connection.

UVA EHD alumna Paola Sánchez Valdez wrote an essay for the famed emotions expert’s latest book and makes a cameo in an HBO Max special released this month.

 

National Mentoring Month: New Research Roundup

For National Mentoring Month, we curated a list of recent research papers that offer the latest insights into effective mentoring.

 

Nancy Deutsch

Q & A: How to Approach Last Year’s Limited Learning Gains

The way educators frame and approach any learning gaps caused by the pandemic can make a huge difference in the wellbeing of children and youth.

 

Nancy Deutsch and Johari Harris

Q&A: Supporting Teens as They Navigate Back-To-School

Two UVA education researchers say schools are going to have to be attuned to students’ social, emotional and mental health needs as they return to school.

 

Coming Out of COVID: Youth Discuss Life During and Their Hopes for After the Pandemic

As families, schools and communities start to navigate this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sat down with three youth to understand more about what adults who engage with youth should be thinking about.

 

Coming Out of COVID: Community Advocates Weigh In On Supporting Youth

As families, schools and communities start to navigate this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sat down with two community advocates to understand more about what adults who engage with youth should be thinking about within our local communities.

 

Coming Out of COVID: How to Best Support Youth Mental Health

As families, schools and communities start to navigate this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sat down with two community wellness experts to understand more about how adults can best support youth mental health.

 

Coming Out of COVID: Medical Doctors Working with Youth Share Recommendations as Vaccinations Continue

As families, schools and communities start to navigate this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sat down with two pediatricians to understand more about what adults who engage with youth should be thinking about in terms of medicine.

 

Katrina Debnam and Nancy Deutsch

Youth-Nex Professors Support Researchers by Leading New Methods Consultancy

Professors Deutsch and Debnam have received support from the William T. Grant Foundation to provide consultancy to other foundation grantees on using mixed methods in their own research.

 

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