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Corona virus, COVID-19, youth mentoring

How to keep mentoring activities going

The European Center for Evidence Based Mentoring, a partner organization of the North American CEBM, has published a summary of points that came from a recent expert discussion of mentoring in light of the coronavirus. How to keep mentoring activities going On the 20th of March 2020, an online workshop took place for members of […]

3 tips for talking to kids about coronavirus and the national shutdown

By Frederick Hess, Forbes Like many in education, I’ve been deluged by queries from parents wondering how to help their kids deal with these scary, surreal days. Many questions are about helping kids stay on track academically or finding good online resources. But more of them are asking for advice on how to talk to […]

How we can mitigate the impact of the corona virus pandemic on families

While every family is going to be affected differently, the Research to Policy Collaborative has put together a list of expert advice on how to best weather the many situations that could arise due to the pandemic. You can find this information below, and on their website. “The fast-moving Coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19) […]

Coping with COVID-19 in Community

by Lizabeth Roemer, PhD and Bryan Balvaneda, MA for ADAA Each of us is facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic that impact our ability to respond effectively. Some of us are facing severe financial costs, heightened risk due to age or physical conditions, experiences of racism and other forms of discrimination, systemic inequities and […]

The key to thriving, motivated kids – give them mentors

The key to thriving, motivated kids – give them mentors By Tami Silverman, Indiana Youth Institute Kids and youth thrive when they have caring and supportive adults in their lives, and mentoring offers an outstanding way to foster such relationships. Mentors help the kids with whom they interact to face the day-to-day challenges of growing […]

Youth-serving nonprofits linked with greater prosperity in cities

By Stell Simonton, YouthToday Are you with a small but growing nonprofit that serves kids? Jim Chesire is convinced of your value. And furthermore, the Chicago consultant has evidence. By crunching new data, his organization is showing a link between the growth of youth-serving nonprofits — especially small ones — and upward mobility in cities. […]

How to talk to children about the corona virus

Malaka Gharib, NPR We’re living in uncertain times. While the news may be hard for us to digest as adults, translating it into a format that is useful for kids can be an ever harder task. Sometimes it can be best to distill information into a visual format for children, and that’s just what NPR […]

How one Philadelphia after-school program works to be trauma-informed

By Stell Simonton, YouthToday On an afternoon in October, kids in the Sunrise of Philadelphia after-school program made tissue-paper marigolds, assembled little altars and created masks. It was the Day of the Dead celebration held by Sunrise partner, Fleisher Art Memorial. They wrote poems about people who were no longer with them, either lost to death or simply […]

Positive adult realtionship. Mentoring.

Positive relationships can buffer childhood trauma and toxic stress, researchers say

By Kay Lazar,Boston Globe Traumatic events and toxic relationships during childhood can cast long shadows, often damaging mental health well into adulthood. But a growing body of research suggests sustained, positive relationships with caring adults can help mitigate the harmful effects of childhood trauma. And specialists say pediatricians, social workers, and others who work with kids […]

Teens learn to lead in the real world

By PHYLLIS PICKLESIMER, Futurity After-school programs where teens work through real-life problems are the best way for them to learn strategic thinking skills. “In school you learn how government is supposed to work. In youth leadership programs, youth learn how government actually works. They also learn how to influence it,” says Reed Larson, professor of […]