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These in-depth how-to documents serve as convenient references. Subjects include: how to design an in-school-after-school-program; how to assess individuals; how to serve a specific populations such as individuals with psychiatric disabilities; how to build and sustain partnerships among an array of state and local agencies; how to finance transition services for youth; and how to design universally accessible facilities and programs.

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Making the Right Turn: A Guide About Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Corrections System

May 04, 2010 Publication

This is a guide providing professionals with an overview of transition for justice-involved youth, including promising practices and areas requiring further attention by policymakers.

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The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Families, Educators, Youth Service Professionals, and Adult Allies Who Care About Youth with Disabilities

Dec 03, 2009 Publication

This is a workbook that helps adults make informed decisions about teaching youth about their rights and responsibilities in disclosing a disability and helping to support youth in the process of disclosure.

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Universal Design for the Workforce Development System

Jul 24, 2009 Publication

This resource has been developed to assist workforce development policymakers and program operators in assessing their ability to meet the needs of their customers.

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Successful Transition Models for Youth with Mental Health Needs: A Guide for Workforce Professionals

May 04, 2009 Publication

InfoBrief presenting successful programs and strategies to help youth and young adults with mental health needs successfully transition to employment and independence.

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Plotting the Course for Success

Dec 09, 2008 Publication

In this document we talk about a mentor using the metaphor of plotting a course. …

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Guideposts for Success for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Corrections System

Nov 17, 2008 Publication

This is a resource from our Guideposts series highlighting experiences, supports, and services relevant to improving transition for youth involved or at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system.

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