Cyanea Poon

Graduate Student
Cyanea is a 5th year doctoral candidate at UMass Boston’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. Her research primarily focuses on the influence of social support networks on trauma-exposed youth. When not in the lab, she devotes her time working with adolescents who struggle with mood disorders, self-harm behaviors, and trauma in the therapeutic context, as well as consulting for nonprofits to design program evaluations. In the long term, she hopes to partner with organizations in the Majority World to develop and evaluate culturally-responsive interventions that increase youths’ support network.

Publications

Poon, C. Y. S., Herrera, C., Jarjoura, R., Keller, T., McQuillin, S. D., Keller, T., & Rhodes, J. E. (2022). Deconstructing “risk” in youth mentoring programs: How environmental stressors and patterns of presenting challenges shape youth outcomes. [PDF]

    Arkin, M., Lowe, S., Poon, C., & Rhodes, J. (2022). Associations Between Religious Coping and Long-Term Mental Health in Survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. [PDF]

    Burton, S., Raposa, E.B., Poon, C.Y., Stams, G, Rhodes, J. (2021). Cross-age peer mentoring for youth. A meta-analysis. American Journal of Community Psychology, 1-17.[PDF]

    Poon, C. Y. S., Christensen, K. M., & Rhodes, J. E. (2021). A meta-analysis of the effects of mentoring on youth in foster care. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi.org/10.1007/s10964-021-01472-6. [PDF]

    Manove, E. E., Poon, C. Y. S., Rhodes, J. E., & Lowe, S. R. (2021). Changes in psychosocial resources as predictors of posttraumatic growth: A longitudinal study of low-income, female Hurricane Katrina survivors. Traumatology. https://doi.org/10.1037/trm0000318 [PDF]

    Kremer, K. P., Poon, C. Y. S., Jones, C. L., Hagler, M. A., Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L., Stump, K. N., & Rhodes, J. E. (in press). Risk and Resilience among Children with Incarcerated Parents: Examining Heterogeneity in Delinquency and School Outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi:10.1007/s10826-020-01822-1 [PDF]