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ERIC Number: EJ917389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Establishing a School-Based Mentoring Program for Youth Who Are Transitioning from a Secure Facility
Waller, Katherine S.; Houchins, David E.; Nomvete, Patsy Thomas
Beyond Behavior, v19 n3 p30-35 Spr 2010
Youth with disabilities face many obstacles when transitioning from a juvenile detention facility back to school. A school-based mentoring program provides formerly incarcerated youth with support and encouragement from a caring, responsible adult. Youth with positive role models such as a mentor are more likely to successfully transition back to school and less likely to return to the correctional facility. In this article, the authors describe the implementation steps necessary for a successful mentoring program, and provide a list of resources for beginning a school-based mentoring program. (Contains 2 tables.)
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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