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Why teens may never be the same after the pandemic

By Scottie Andrew, There will be no graduation for the Class of 2020 — at least not one that would’ve forced seniors to wake up early and file into an auditorium with their peers, dressed in flimsy gowns and caps they’ve been told they can’t throw. Prom is canceled, too — so the budget that […]

The kids aren’t all right

Bryan Walsh, Axios Experts fear children will be suffering from the psychological effects of the pandemic for decades — even down to the level of their genes. Why it matters: Children are not exempt from the stress associated with the pandemic and its accompanying economic shock, and we could be reckoning with the scars of the experience for […]

European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring will host #KeepMentoring webinar

Description:  Let’s get together in an opportunity to learn and share! Get ready to be inspired by professionals that are exploring new ways to connect and reinforce mentoring relationships in times of social distancing. Julie Gehring (University of Connecticut, U.S.), Laura Cardús (AFEV, Spain), Gysbert Bergsma (Stichting VerbindMij, The Netherlands) and Eva Fernández (Fundación Èxit, […]

Youth with disabilities find positivity during COVID-19 pandemic

By Deandra Mouzon, Youth Today Amid all the worrying and doubt about the coronavirus, young people with disabilities are finding ways to stay positive. Staying at home does limit activities for everyone, but I have found that people with disabilities, both youth and adults, are finding creative ways to spend their time. Whether it is […]

[Webinar] Series Announcment: Living and Learning Empathy in Covid-19

The Institute for Lifecourse and Society (NUI Galway) and The Global Network of UNESCO Chairs for Children, Youth, and Communities, in collaboration with Penn State University, are hosting live conversations starting this Thursday, April 30th, at 6pm (GMT)  in the first of this Living and Learning Empathy in Covid-19 webinar series. Below, you can find […]

COVID-19 resources from the Chronicle

Keeping pace with the coronavirus has proved to be a difficult task, and one that we’ve covered in a mentoring context repeatedly. In order to help in whatever way possible, we hope that this collection of resources that we’ve posted along with others make a difference in your life. If you’d like to suggest a […]

It’s OK to grieve the loss of rituals during COVID-19

By Lori Harwood, Futurity As people around the world self-isolate to slow the spread of COVID-19, many time-honored rituals, including graduations, proms, weddings, and even funerals have been canceled. The absence of these rituals at such a stressful time is no trifling loss, says Maribel Alvarez, an associate research professor in the School of Anthropology […]

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Coping with fear and sadness during a pandemic

As we’ve discussed repeatedly, the effects of the coronavirus seem to know no bounds, infiltrating every part of daily life. While the practical ramifications range from the loss of jobs, to the need for social distancing, travel limitations, and much more, the implications for the mental health of you and your loved ones are also substantial. […]

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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 […]