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A second wave of COVID 19? What to expect if you experience disabilities

By Deandra Mouzon, Youth Today The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported in January, and since about April scientists and other health experts have been predicting a second wave of the virus in the fall and winter. Now, with cases spiking all over the country, many think it is here. So […]

NMRC review on mentoring for youth with disabilities

Review by National Mentoring Resource Center This review examined research on mentoring for youth (ages 25 and younger) who have a disability, including physical, cognitive, learning, and developmental disabilities, and excluding psychiatric disabilities which have been discussed elsewhere. It addressed four questions: What is the documented effectiveness of mentoring for youth with disabilities? What factors condition […]

New research highlights role for mentors in improving work outcomes for individuals with disabilities

Written by Justin Preston Family and close friends play an integral role in helping people with childhood-onset disabilities attain quality employment as adults, a new study from Oregon State University has found. However, not everyone has an extensive family network available to them. In such a context, a mentor can help bridge the gap and […]

New study examines the role of mentoring in supporting adolescents with diabetes

Barnetz Z. and Feigin R. (2012)., “We didn’t Have to Talk”: Adolescent Perception of Mentor-Mentee Relationships in an Evaluation Study of a Mentoring Program for Adolescents with Juvenile Diabetes. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. Introduction Type 1, “juvenile,” or “insulin dependent” diabetes is a condition in which children’s pancreases produces insufficient insulin. It requires constant […]