Best Practices for Mentoring Youth with Disabilities

 
  • Description of Resource:

    This resource is intended to help mentoring programs ensure that their services are designed and delivered in a way that is inclusive and supportive of youth with disabilities. Created by Partners for Youth with Disabilities, the guide covers examples of mentoring models from across the U.S., including practices for recruiting, screening, training, matching, supporting mentors and mentees, starting and sustaining a mentoring program, evaluation, transition, and resources. This guidebook offers advice both for programs serving this population exclusively as well as programs that simply want to effectively integrate these youth into an existing program.

    Goals:

    The resource is designed to strengthen program services holistically, specifically around how to best serve youth with disabilities of all types.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    Any program serving youth with disabilities (broadly defined).

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Recruitment
    Screening
    Training
    Matching
    Monitoring and Support
    Closure

    Key Personnel:

    None.

    Additional Information:

    None.

  • Resource Name:

    Best Practices for Mentoring Youth with Disabilities

    Publisher/Source:

    Partners for Youth with Disabilities

    Author:

    Eleanor Axelrod, Genelle Campbell, and Ty Holt

    Date of Publication:

    2005

    Resource Type:

    Program Management Resources








  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

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    Evaluation Validity:

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  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource is available for free download from the Partners for Youth with Disabilities website at: 
    http://www.pyd.org/editor/images/Best-Practices-Guide-With-Graphics.pdf














  • References:

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