Diana Chaidez, a student in the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program was featured in a Medill Reports Chicago story about the Cities Mentor Project. The youth intervention program pairs Chicago youth living in poverty with mentors and supervisors.
Chaidez serves as a Cities Mentor Project graduate supervisor for Wentworth Elementary. Along with her team, she teaches children stress management skills, and offers support and a place to process emotions. The Project is founded on more than a decade of research that indicates how stress caused by poverty, racism, and violence affects adolescents.
Read more in the Medill Reports Chicago article, “Guided Through Stress: Chicago Intervention Program Mentors Youth Past Poverty-Related Trauma.”