Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Study: Big Brothers/Big Sister Program Impacts Mental Health

Hays Post, June 3, 2013

"About a year after being paired with mentors, youth evaluated in a recent study, many of whom had multiple risk factors for delinquency, school failure, teen pregnancy and mental health problems, had fewer symptoms of depression.
The young people were part of the first large-scale evaluation to assess how mentoring affects 'higher-risk' youth. Noted mentoring researchers, Carla Herrera, David DuBois, and Jean Grossman studied more than 1,300 youth enrolled in seven mentoring programs, including five Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies." Read More

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