Monthly Archives: January 2012

How Mentors Have Supported My Professional and Personal Growth

In celebration of National Mentoring Month, we asked guest blogger Emalie Fogg to share her experience with mentors. As a young professional, Emalie credits the individuals who have mentored her as she transitioned to adult life with helping her build … Continue reading

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Responding to Youth Housing Needs and Homelessness – Strategies from Latin American Youth Center

All youth need access to a range of services and resources in the local community that meets their individual needs and goals to successfully transition to adulthood, (See “Connecting Activities” in the Guideposts for Success). Safe and stable housing is … Continue reading

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When Vocational Rehabilitation & Schools Work Together to Improve Youth Transition – Innovative Strategies from Iowa

In our recent blogs on individualized education programs and transition planning, we mentioned that Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services agencies can play a role in helping youth with disabilities prepare for and find employment opportunities. Today’s blog looks at how schools … Continue reading

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Mentors: Superheroes without the Cape

January is National Mentoring Month which makes this the perfect time to talk about what a mentor is (and isn’t) and what it takes to be a great one. When friends, family, and new acquaintances hear that I work with … Continue reading

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Developing Career Pathways for Youth Workers

Building a professional development system that improves the knowledge, skills, and abilities of professionals working with all youth in a variety of settings nationwide takes collective and collaborative effort. Since it started, NCWD/Youth has been working to promote the establishment … Continue reading

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The Family’s Role in Youth Transition Planning

Two of our recent blogs focused on how youth can become self advocates in their IEP and transition planning process. Today’s blog by guest blogger Sean Roy, of the PACER Center, provides guidance to families on participating in the IEP … Continue reading

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