Youth Transition: The Growing Role of Centers for Independent Living

Training Source: 
ILRU
Location: 
Denver, CO
Beginning Date: 
04/18/2017
End Date: 
04/20/2017
Type of Training: 
On-demand

About the Training

Youth transition is one of the new core services that centers for independent living are looking to identify new strategies and resources. This CIL-NET training is being offered to assist centers in expanding their existing services to include youth. This training included what the law says, what falls under the new core service, some steps for identifying your centers' strengths, resources, and services to expand youth engagement, and more.

Target Audience

Directors, Independent Living Specialists, and Youth Transition Coordinators at centers for independent living, as well as members of SILCs and centers who are interested in youth transition.

Learning Objectives

  • What the law and final regulations say.
  • What falls under the new core service and what does not.
  • Strategies for tracking this service for reporting purposes.
  • Steps for identifying a CIL's strengths, resources, and existing services that can be expanded to include youth.
  • Tools and strategies for implementation.
  • Potential new partners, service possibilities, and funding sources.
  • Using core services as springboard to expansion.
  • Strategies for working with VR, local agencies, schools, state agencies.
  • Key collaborations. How do you get to the right tables?
  • Youth are a target population, not a service.
  • What are the elements of a CIL culture that will attract and engage youth?
  • How to approach young adults? How to be an adult ally?
  • How to engage parents?
  • Issues of intersectionality.

Video/Training Materials/Resources

Below are the links to the recorded sessions, the PowerPoint presentations, text transcript of the presentation, and a link to additional resources on transition. To view individual presentations, follow the links below.  To view a catalog of presentations from this training visit:

http://ilru.mediasite.com/mediasite/Catalog/Full/75d9849f545a4bffbccc44c51ad8cc7621

Module 1: Necessary Elements of Youth Transition that Meet the Definition of the Newly Required Core Service of IL

Module 2A: Overview of Youth Transition at CILs Overview of Youth Work and Mentoring - Lehigh Valley CIL

Module 2B: Overview of Youth Transition at CILs Overview of Youth Work and Mentoring - ABLE South Carolina

Module 2C: Overview of Youth Transition at CILs Overview of Youth Work and Mentoring - APRIL

Module 2D: Overview of Youth Transition at CILs Overview of Youth Work and Mentoring - NCIL and ILRU

Module 3: Planning for Youth Work at Your CIL and Day One Wrap-up

Module 4: Youth Culture, Youth Outreach, and Youth Involvement

Module 5: Avenues for Broadening the Funding and Reach of IL Services to Youth and Young Adults (Part 1)

Module 6: Avenues for Broadening the Funding and Reach of IL Services to Youth and Young Adults (Part 2)

Module 7: Avenues for Broadening the Funding and Reach of IL Services to Youth and Young Adults (Part 3)

Module 8: How to Engage Parents and Foster Healthy Parent Involvement

Module 9: Using Core Services as Springboard to Expansion Panel Discussion

Module 10: Summary Discussion: Importance of Involving Youth & Incorporating and Centering Youth in your Program Planning

Other Resources on Youth Transition