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This study reviews the literature available on contents, form, and effectiveness of group-based programs for combined financial education and counseling aimed specifically at populations at risk for financial difficulties. Despite the widespread application of these programs, relatively little is known about their effectiveness. In general, evidence points to positive effects of several programs on knowledge, […]

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Using the frameworks of Latino Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) and an integrative model of developmental competencies, this study examined the roles of cultural mistrust toward education and natural mentoring relationship quality in the academic outcomes of Latinx adolescents. Participants were 294 Latinx students (52.9% female; mean age 15 years in 9th grade; 21% first-generation, 63% second-generation, […]

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The purpose of this longitudinal (2 years), ethnographic study was to identify persons or entities who act to protect refugee adolescents (Protective Agents), their capacities for doing so (Protective Resources), and how they do it (Protective Mechanisms) that promote their psychosocial well-being. Participants included a purposively sampled group of 73 Burundian and Liberian refugee adolescents […]

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This qualitative study examines the transnational family support that unaccompanied youths receive, and the complementary support received from formal mentors in the new context. Participants were young people aged between 17 and 24 residing in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area or adjacent municipalities and mostly from Northwest African countries (mainly Morocco). Our findings from twenty semi-structured […]

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We explore the the relationship between mentoring and acculturation using a sample of 140 urban, low-income, Latino/a high school seniors. RQs- (a) Is the number of mentoring relationships related to different aspects of acculturation?, (b) Are frequency of contact between mentors and mentees and relationship duration related to youth’s acculturation?, and (c) Are characteristics of […]

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Parenting effectively after resettlement is a significant challenge faced by many former refugees. This study considers experiences of the Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P), an evidence-based parenting program; specifically, its perceived utility in assisting refugee background parents. This includes identifying amendments to better meet these parents’ needs. This New Zealand-based study involved interviewing seven refugee […]

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This study reviews the literature available on contents, form, and effectiveness of group-based programs for combined financial education and counseling aimed specifically at populations at risk for financial difficulties. Despite the widespread application of these programs, relatively little is known about their effectiveness. In general, evidence points to positive effects of several programs on knowledge, […]

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The importance of the family as a unit in the aftermath of trauma necessitates the use of family interventions among immigrants and refugees. While abundant clinical material suggests that family-based trauma interventions are applicable across cultures, very little is known about the extent to which family treatment modalities are effective for immigrants and refugees. We […]

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Purpose: Driven by a desire to improve the financial well-being of lower-income households, financial capability interventions are gaining attention in practice and public policy. IDAs are a financial capability intervention designed to build family assets through incentivized savings. Method: This systematic review focuses on financial capability interventions that provide Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), a restricted-used […]

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This systematic review assesses the state of research on interventions that combined financial education and a mainstream financial product or service (“financial capability interventions”). It examines the financial behaviors and financial intervention outcomes. The review summarizes evidence from 63 reports from 24 unique studies. The studies spanned the years 2004-2020 and were all conducted in […]