YSP/KSA Training Module 1 – Knowledge of the Field: This Work That We Do

About the Module 1 Training

module coverThrough YSP/KSA Training Module 1, Knowledge of the Field: This Work That We Do, youth service professionals will learn:
  • Specific knowledge, skills, & abilities needed to do this work;

  • Ways to assess their own strengths & areas for improvement;

  • Workforce & youth development outcomes for their work;

  • Role of ethics, professional standards, & responsibility;

  • Youth development theory & stages as a context for their work;

  • Disability rights movement, history, laws as a context for their work;

  • Youth rights/laws related to school, work, society as a context for their work; and

  • Overarching concepts, such as: transition, informed choice, self-determination, universal access, reasonable accommodation, family supports.

See an example activity from this module, "Ethics Scenario."

Interested in this training?

To request training in Module 1 or for information about how to order copies of this Module (Currently available to approved trainers only), contact NCWD/Youth at Ph. 202-822-8405 or email: ksa@ncwd-youth.info.

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KSA Assessments & Online Study Guide


Prior to any training, it is helpful to assess one's own professional competencies or for an organization to assess the competencies of its staff to identify which competencies need development or improvement. In addition, organizations and systems must be sure they have the structure in place to effectively support and integrate professional development into their daily operations.

NCWD/Youth provides two free assessment tools:

Self Study

In addition to the YSP/KSA Modules Training, NCWD/Youth has developed the KSA Online Study Guide with self study learning activities and a wealth of resources for developing youth service professionals' competencies. 

Go to "Competency Area 1: Knowledge of the Field" within the KSA Online Study Guide to find some learning activites and resources for developing the same competencies that are covered in the Module 1 training.

For Training Participants

If you completed the Module 1 YSP/KSA Training, please complete the Training Feedback Evaluation online. Click here to open the evaluation.

Your feedback about the training contents, delivery, and materials is very important to helping us improve this training. 

More Training & Resources

Blended Online & In-Person Training - Coming Soon!

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of Youth Service Professionals: The Centerpiece of a Successful Workforce Development System (Background paper)

The Right Connections: Navigating the Workforce Development System

Youth Development & Leadership publications

Workforce Development publications

Disability Disclosure publications

Disability Legislation


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