Monthly Archives: May 2011

Documentary on Monica & David Raises Important Questions about Transition to Adulthood among Individuals with Disabilities (Part 1 of 2)

embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube DirektTrailer for the documentary, Monica & David When the story of Monica & David, the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary and HBO film, splashed across news pages, it was presented as an extremely … Continue reading

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Spotlight on National Foster Care Month

  May is National Foster Care Month. Youth in and aging out of the foster care system are among the most vulnerable populations in the country. According to NCWD/Youth’s publication Negotiating the Curves Toward Employment: A Guide About Youth Involved … Continue reading

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Professional Development: Making It Personal, Making It Matter

During the National Youth Employment Coalition‘s Members Forum last month, I had the pleasure of joining an intriguing discussion on how to achieve real and meaningful professional development.  Everyone in the room had experienced the “standard” professional development: a plan … Continue reading

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If Batman and the Hulk Got in a Fight, Who Would Win? (Musings on Innovative Employer Partnerships)

During a recent youth program site visit, Steve Derrick, Executive Group Manager for the entertainment software firm Vicarious Visions, posed this puzzler to me, “If Batman and the Hulk Got in a Fight, Who Would Win?” It’s a job interview … Continue reading

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Innovative Strategies for Supporting Youth with Mental Health Needs

In this blog, part 3 of 3 in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re highlighting some innovative youth transition programs and the strategies they use to help youth with mental health needs make a successful transition to adulthood. … Continue reading

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Identifying Youth with Mental Health Needs: Warning Signs & Appropriate Screening (Part 2 of 3)

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month, we’re looking at the challenges that youth with mental health needs experience during the transition to adulthood as well as successful strategies for assisting them. In this entry – Part 2 of our … Continue reading

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Transition Challenges Facing Youth with Mental Health Needs (Part 1 of 3)

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month, we’re turning our attention to the challenges that youth with mental health needs experience during the transition to adulthood as well as successful strategies for assisting them. This is part 1 of a … Continue reading

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Building Resilience for a Healthy, Productive Future

This blog entry is a cross posting from the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Labor, re-published with permission from the U.S. DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy which funds the National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth … Continue reading

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Youth with Disabilities Make A Difference in their Communities on Global Youth Service Day (Part 2 of 2)

Through events such as Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), which was celebrated this year on April 15-17, 2011, thousands of young people across the globe continue to prove that they have significant roles to play in the service movement. Events … Continue reading

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Youth with Disabilities Shift the Paradigm of Community Service (Part 1 of 2)

Until recently, someone searching the Internet for “community service” and “disability” was likely to find stories and pictures depicting non-disabled community members serving people with disabilities. You might see a local community group feeding a person in a wheelchair or … Continue reading

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