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Looking for a summary? Info Briefs describe policy, practice, or research on critical issues and challenges facing the workforce development system in serving youth. Research Briefs consolidate references to key published resources on a given area of focus.

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Youth Involved in the Foster Care System

Jan 29, 2007 Publication
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This is a Brief providing overview of challenges faced by youth in the foster care system and efforts to ensure their successful transition to adulthood.

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The Workforce Development System & the Professional Development of Youth Service Professionals: Why Professional Development?

Nov 16, 2006 Publication
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This is an InfoBrief identifying benefits of professional development of youth service professionals and suggesting actions for policymakers eager to support such training in their areas.

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Benefits Planning for Youths with Disabilities

Mar 02, 2006 Publication
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This is a brief providing an overview of benefits for youth with disabilities, as well as discussion of the importance of benefits planning, financial management, and asset accumulation.

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Business meeting to blend and braid funding streams to support program sustainability and success. Also, charts and colorful stickie notes.

Blending And Braiding Funds And Resources: The Intermediary As Facilitator

Jan 26, 2006 Publication
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This brief focuses on how intermediaries can facilitate blending and braiding resources to improve outcomes for youth, including those with disabilities.

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Business meeting to blend and braid funding streams to support program sustainability and success. Also, charts and colorful stickie notes.

Facilitating Employer Engagement among WIB Partners: A Role for Intermediaries

Nov 28, 2005 Publication
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This brief focuses on how Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) can ensure strong business leadership roles in their state and local workforce systems by creating and fostering intermediaries that effectively link employers with One-Stops and their partners. Strategies and examples are shared that illustrate how intermediaries can facilitate, coordinate, and streamline employer engagement responsibilities among WIB partners.

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Financial Literacy Information For Young People With Disabilities

Nov 16, 2005 Publication
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This InfoBrief describes federal and state initiatives that provide financial literacy information for young people with disabilities to teach how to save money and build assets.

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