Tag: Helping Interventions

Mentoring is Hard—Mentoring At-Risk Youths is Harder

Mary Falcon, Feature Editor, Mentoring, introduces The New Circle series of articles about the difficulties of funding at-risk youth mentoring programs and supporting mentors in their sometimes years-long efforts to gain the trust of mentees whose adverse childhood experiences have taught them that adults are simply not to be trusted.

Foster Care-Does It Mitigate or Exacerbate Trauma?

Sarah Kull, Feature Editor, Foster Care, writes about the practice of removing children threatened by dangers in their homes of origin, but argues that we need to more carefully consider evidence that foster care may indeed be exacerbating children’s trauma from an attachment perspective.