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First Jobs Academy Enhanced Management Training: Curriculum For Employers Of Child Welfare Involved Youth, Amy Beaulieu (Ed.) Mssw, Lcsw Aug 2010

First Jobs Academy Enhanced Management Training: Curriculum For Employers Of Child Welfare Involved Youth, Amy Beaulieu (Ed.) Mssw, Lcsw

Children, Youth, & Families

First Jobs Academy Enhanced Management Training prepares community employers to successfully hire and retain youth in the child welfare system. Training sessions are designed to help employers understand the strengths and struggles these youth bring to the world of work in order to increase opportunities for success.

The Enhanced Management Training program provides employers with basic information and context about working effectively with youth, specifically youth in the foster care system. In the First Jobs Academy model, employers are called “business mentors” to highlight their importance in providing youth with direct support, modeling, and encouragement at the worksite. Business mentors ...


Authentic Assessment In Infant And Toddler Care Settings: Review Of Recent Research, Allyson Dean, Brenda Zollitsch Phd Jun 2010

Authentic Assessment In Infant And Toddler Care Settings: Review Of Recent Research, Allyson Dean, Brenda Zollitsch Phd

Children, Youth, & Families

Authentic assessment provides an alternative approach to gathering child performance information and designing developmentally-appropriate curriculum for infants and toddlers. Conventional tests and assessment have been shown to lead to the mismeasurement of children through the use of norm-referenced testing practices (Bagnato, 2007). Additionally, many of these traditional testing practices have not been developed or validated for infants or toddlers and result in biased samples of a child’s functioning (i.e. results that differ from how a child actually behaves.) This policy brief describes what authentic assessment is, the role observation plays in authentic assessment, how information from observations is ...


Design Team Academic Reorganization Proposal To The President Of The University Of Southern Maine, James B. Shaffer, Robert S. Caswell, Bruce Clary, Kate L. Forhan, Lynne Miller, Judith Ryan, Timothy Stevens, Jeannine D. Uzzi Mar 2010

Design Team Academic Reorganization Proposal To The President Of The University Of Southern Maine, James B. Shaffer, Robert S. Caswell, Bruce Clary, Kate L. Forhan, Lynne Miller, Judith Ryan, Timothy Stevens, Jeannine D. Uzzi

University Reorganization

This proposal is the result of the deliberations of the University of Southern Maine Reorganization Design Team: Executive Director of Public Affairs Robert S. Caswell, Professor Bruce Clary of Public Policy and Management, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Kate L. Forhan, Professor of Professional Education Lynne Miller, Vice President for Human Resources and Senior Advisor to the President Judith Ryan, Chief Operating Officer and USM School of Business Dean James B. Shaffer (Chair), Special Assistant for Planning and Project Development Dr. Timothy Stevens, and Associate Professor of Classics Jeannine D. Uzzi. Information contained in appendices concerning economic ...


Draft - Design Team Academic Reorganization Proposal, Bruce Clary, Robert S. Caswell, Kate L. Forhan, Lynne Miller, Judith Ryan, James B. Shaffer, Timothy Stevens, Jeannine D. Uzzi Mar 2010

Draft - Design Team Academic Reorganization Proposal, Bruce Clary, Robert S. Caswell, Kate L. Forhan, Lynne Miller, Judith Ryan, James B. Shaffer, Timothy Stevens, Jeannine D. Uzzi

University Reorganization

This proposal is the result of the deliberations of the University of Southern Maine Reorganization Design Team: Professor Bruce Clary of Public Policy and Management, Executive Director of Public Affairs Robert S. Caswell, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Kate L. Forhan, Professor of Professional Education Lynne C. Miller, Vice President for Human Resources and Senior Advisor to the President Judith Ryan, Chief Operating Officer and USM School of Business Dean James B. Shaffer, Special Assistant for Planning and Project Development Dr. Timothy Stevens, and Associate Professor of Classics Jeannine D. Uzzi. All members of the Design Team ...


Youth With Disabilities: A Maine Workforce Development Review, Ahmen Cabral, Margaret Vishneau, Marty Zanghi Msw Jan 2010

Youth With Disabilities: A Maine Workforce Development Review, Ahmen Cabral, Margaret Vishneau, Marty Zanghi Msw

Children, Youth, & Families

Legislation that has occurred over many years, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Workforce Investment Act, has come together with advances in educational strategies to create a climate in which young job seekers with disabilities are able to develop their skills and advocate for necessary accommodations in the workplace. It is well known in the workforce development community that early exposure to the workplace itself and to workforce development programs can improve the employment outcomes for persons with disabilities by enabling youth to develop workforce skills and areas of career interest. However, even though knowledge and interest ...