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Emotional health check-ins during COVID-19

By Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Boys & Girls Club of America The top priority of the whole country right now is to stay healthy. And while we recognize that right now physical health is the biggest focus, kid’s emotional health is just as important. Try to incorporate emotional check-ins into your daily schedule […]

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 […]

Online educational resources for parents during COVID-19

By Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Boys & Girls Club of America In a few short weeks, our lives have changed dramatically due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. To help navigate this new normal, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is sharing free, online resources to help them manage their child(ren)’s virtual […]

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. […]

The kids aren’t all right: Why mentees will be disproportionately affected by the pandemic

By Jean Rhodes Although COVID-19 appears to spare children from the most serious health problems, marginalized youth are likely to bear the heaviest burdens of trauma and economic fallout. This has serious implications for mentoring programs, which often serve particularly high risk youth. For example, an analysis of the two million young people aged six […]

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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 […]

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 […]