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Mentorship in the Classroom Creating Natural Supports

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This is a pre-recorded event. Once registered, on January 1 you will receive an email to view the presentation and download the slides.

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Mentorship in the Classroom Creating Natural Supports

Presented by: Darius Murray, Ed.S.  Hosted by: FAU CARD

Participants will gain an understanding of how the iRISE2 Peer Mentoring Model can improve a mentees social skill and enhance a mentor’s emotional intelligence. Peer Mentoring is an effective method for creating natural supports within the classroom and school environment.

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iRISE2 Peer Mentoring Model

1. Develop strategies for implementing peer mentoring models in the class room while creating natural supports.

2. Develop peer mentoring dyad matching survey.

3. Strategies for facilitating peer mentoring relationships and outcomes

About the Presenter

Darius Murray received his Bachelor's Degree from The University of South Florida in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with concentrations in Multidisciplinary Behavioral Science and Communication. After graduating from USF, Darius served as an AmeriCorps Vista with The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, educating and advocating for individuals and families while linking them to resources throughout the community. Upon the completions of his national service term Darius joined Big Brothers and Big Sisters, as a match support specialist, implementing evidence-based practices and trainings for mentors aimed at developing stronger supportive relationships with youth, their families and peers. Darius brings with him knowledge and experience working with children and families with emphasis in mentoring and building strong healthy relationships with youth. Darius is currently working on his Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling at FAU.

About FAU CARD

The FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) provides expert consulting, training and support, at no charge, for people with autism and related disabilities, their families and the professionals serving them. FAU CARD’s goal is to optimize the potential of the individuals we serve by helping them become valued members of their communities, enabling them to learn, work, communicate and socialize. If an accommodation(s) for a disability is required, please call 561-297-2055 or e-mail us at CARD@fau.edu, a minimum of 5 working days in advance of the date of the event. As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, we have had to rely on the community for support. Help us provide free support and assistance to people with autism and related disabilities. To donate to FAU CARD visit: http://coe.fau.edu/centersandprograms/card/donate.php 

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