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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.

Tunnel through rock cliffs

Tunnels and Cliffs: A Guide for Workforce Development Practitioners and Policymakers serving Youth with Mental Health Needs

May 15, 2008 Publication
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This is a guide providing practical information and resources for youth service professionals and policymakers to help them improve service delivery systems for youth with mental health needs.

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Transitioning Youth with Mental Health Needs to Meaningful Employment and Independent Living

Apr 15, 2008 Publication
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This resource includes case studies of the role of skills development, work, and career exploration in helping youth with mental illness transition to meaningful employment and independent living.

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The KSA Study Guide

Jan 04, 2008 Publication
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This is a professional development tool to help individuals, organizations, and systems build the competencies of youth service professionals.

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Road to Self-Sufficiency: A Guide to Entrepreneurship for Youth with Disabilities

Nov 04, 2007 Publication
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Guide providing organizations working with youth and policymakers with an overview of entrepreneurship education and its importance to all youth, including youth with disabilities.

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Negotiating the Curves Toward Employment: A Guide About Youth Involved in the Foster Care System

Jan 29, 2007 Publication
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This Guide applies the Guideposts for Success to meeting the needs of youth in foster care with and without disabilities.

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Paving the Way to Work: A Guide to Career-Focused Mentoring

Nov 16, 2006 Publication
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This is a guide addressing the needs of youth with disabilities during their transition from school to work with a particular focus on career-focused mentoring.

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