Supporting Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care - Employment Programs

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Beginning


CEU Course Description

Youth transitioning out of foster care and into adulthood may need supports to navigate the challenges they face.  Employment is a key area to consider in serving youth aging out of care since youth prepared for employment not only benefit financially, but also develop important work and relationship skills.  This CEU course focuses on the category of programs that aim to improve employment outcomes.  It explains why these programs are important, suggests a way to think about the types of existing programs, and summarizes what we know about their effects.  It then discusses the need to build an evidence base for these types of initiatives in the context of independent living programs and explores some next steps for moving toward that goal.

Article Author:  Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate the factors that are especially important for youth in care as well as those who have transitioned out of care for determining employment outcomes.

2.  Investigate the youth attributes that may influence the type of employment program that will be most effective.

3.  Examine the skills necessary for youth to learn to succeed in a collaborative work environment.

Date Added: 2015-11-13

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