Building an Effective, Comprehensive CIL Youth Program (11.5 hours)

Training Source: 
ILRU
Beginning Date: 
04/10/2012
End Date: 
04/12/2012
Type of Training: 
On-demand

About the Training

Originally offered as a three-day on-location training, this module covers the following topics:

  • Involving youth as an integral part of center operations and services.
  • Learning about best and promising practices for self-sustaining youth transition programs.
  • Assessing your CIL's capacity and readiness for introducing or expanding youth transition services.
  • Assisting youth in making a successful transition from school to work, post-secondary education, adult health care, and independent living

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, you will have had the opportunity to learn:

  • How "nothing about us without us" pertains to including youth in a CIL.
  • What experienced CILs are doing to embed youth services within a CIL's organizational structure.
  • How several CILs have designed, funded, and staffed effective youth transition services.
  • How youth transition services connect to your CIL's core functions.
  • Effective approaches for developing or expanding services.
  • How to partner with school systems, VR, colleges & universities, parents, health care professionals, and others to support transitioning youth.
  • How to assess your CIL's existing policies and practices.
  • How CILs can support Youth Leadership Development,
  • and more.

Target Audience

CIL administrators and managers interested in expanding resources and services in their centers. Other CIL staff involved in youth transition services and supports.

Program/Video Sessions

Introduction and Meaningful Inclusion of Youth in CILs (01:17:17)

Darrell Jones and Richard Petty, ILRU; Stacey Milbern, National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN); Cindy Singletary, LIFE of Mississippi

Ability Center of Greater Toledo Youth Programs and Services Overview (00:37:04)

Kim Arnett and Annie Kim, Ability Center of Greater Toledo (ACT) and Judith Holt, Utah State University USU)

LIFE of Mississippi Youth Programs and Services Overview (00:48:44)

Christy Dunaway and Augusta Smith, LIFE of Mississippi

Metropolitan Center for Independent Living Youth Programs and Services Overview and Group Activity, Part 1 (00:54:15)

David Hancox, Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL) and Judith Holt, USU

Metropolitan Center for Independent Living Youth Programs and Services Overview and Group Activity, Part 2 (01:04:04)

David Hancox, Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL) and Judith Holt, USU

Creating and Operating Services to Support Youth in Transitioning to an Independent Living / Community-Based Living Goal (01:35:26)

Judith Holt, USU; Kim Arnett, ACT; David Hancox, MCIL; Christy Dunaway, LIFE; Cindy Singletary, LIFE

Creating and Operating Services to Support Youth in Transitioning to Adult Health Care: Teaching the Importance of Health and Wellness and Medical Homes (01:24:43)

Judith Holt, USU; Christy Dunaway and Desmeon Thomas, LIFE; and David Hancox, MCIL

Creating and Operating Services to Support Youth in Transitioning to a Post-Secondary Education Goal (01:32:19)

Judith Holt, USU; Christy Dunaway, Cindy Singletary and Augusta Smith, LIFE; and David Hancox, MCIL

Creating and Operating Services to Support Youth in Transitioning to an Employment Goal (01:21:04)

Judith Holt, USU; Kim Arnett and Annie Kim, ACT; Christy Dunaway and Augusta Smith, LIFE; and David Hancox, MCIL

How CILs Can Support Youth Leadership Development (01:10:20)

Judith Holt, USU; Stacey Milbern, NYLN; Cindy Singletary, LIFE; and Jeff Sheen, USU

Next Steps and Wrap Up (00:51:33)

Judith Holt, USU

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