The universe of apps is continuously expanding and very few apps have associated scientific evidence. MentorHub only partners with evidence-based apps. To find our partners, we rely on findings that have been published in peer-reviewed journal articles. We also use resources like PsyberGuide.org and Common Sense Media, which have simplified the process of selecting appropriate, evidence-based apps. 

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  • Three ways that mentoring programs will be forever changed by COVID-19 December 10, 2020
    By Jean Rhodes The end of the pandemic may be on the horizon, but its impact on mentoring program practices will be felt well into the future. Sadly, many relationships were disrupted just when youth needed them most. The loss of face-to-face contact was particularly painful as youth struggled with the isolation and anxiety.  A […]
    Jean Rhodes
  • Top Ten Ways to Engage Students in Deeper Learning during COVID October 22, 2020
    By Dr. Loretta Goodwin, American Youth Policy Forum Staying engaged amidst this pandemic is difficult for us all – and especially so for students. The disruption to the learning environments in K-12 and postsecondary has been profound, and for many students what their schooling will look like in the months to come remains uncertain. Yet […]
    Ariel Ervin
  • The effectiveness of digital mental health interventions for marginalized populations October 12, 2020
    Schueller, S. M., Hunter, J. F., Figueroa, C., & Aguilera, A. (2019). Use of Digital Mental Health for Marginalized and Underserved Populations. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry, 6(3), 243–255. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40501-019-00181-z Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Although digital mental health (DMH) can help make mental health services more accessible for marginalized people, there’s still a lack […]
    Ariel Ervin
  • Four strategies for improving the field of youth mentoring September 29, 2020
    by Jean Rhodes Youth mentoring programs sit at the nexus of treatment and prevention science, offering both the structure for creating helping relationships and the apparatus for scaling them to many youth. Thus, they are exceptionally well-positioned to benefit from the lessons and innovations from both fields. Treatment science provides the rationale and resources for […]
    Jean Rhodes
  • Professor Sonia Livingstone on parenting for a digital future July 20, 2020
    Professor Sonia Livingstone of the London School of Economics and Political Science spoke with The Chronicle about her new book with Alicia Blum-Ross, Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children’s Lives. Tell us about your new book. There are so many anxieties about digital parenting! These have been building […]
    Monica Arkin
  • The impact of digital mentoring platforms on multicultural mentoring April 27, 2020
    Radlick, R. L., Mirkovic, J., Przedpelska, S., Halvorsen Brendmo, E., & Gammon, D. (2020). Experiences and Needs of Multicultural Youth and Their Mentors, and Implications for Digital Mentoring Platforms: Qualitative Exploratory Study. JMIR Formative Research, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.2196/15500 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Immigrant youths living in Norway have a greater risk of dropping […]
    Ariel Ervin
  • Mindfulness apps with acceptance training can reduce stress March 10, 2020
    By SHILO REA, Futurity Mindfulness meditation apps can reduce the body’s response to biological stress, new research suggests. Acceptance, or learning how to be open and accepting of the way things are in each moment, is particularly important for impacting stress biology and benefitting from the training’s stress reduction effects, the researchers found. The research […]
    Karina DeAndrade
  • Mindfulness can make mentees more receptive to health advice February 15, 2017
    Posted by Ashton Yount on futurity.org When you hear health messages—such as quit smoking or get more exercise—do you feel motivated or ashamed? A new study suggests how we react may depend on how mindful we are. According to Yoona Kang, a postdoctoral fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, […]
    Justin Preston