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Ten KSA Competency Areas for Youth Service Professionals

Nov 16, 2016 Resources

Table 1: Synthesis of Competencies of Youth Service Professionals


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The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act – An Overview

Nov 15, 2016 Resources

Overview of the ADAAA and its interpretation of the ADA’s definition of “disability.”

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A variety of young people prepared to work a variety of jobs.

By Youth for Youth: Employment

Learn job search tips from other young people, including how to disclose a disability and request accommodation at work and how to find mentoring and skill-building opportunities.

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

KSA Professional Development Assessment for Organizations and Systems

Nov 16, 2006 Resources

A tool for organizations and systems to assess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of youth service professionals and create a professional development agenda.

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Assessment for Youth Service Professionals

Nov 16, 2006 Resources

This is a chart of competency areas to allow youth service professionals to assess their knowledge, skills, and abilities and set professional development goals based on the assessment.

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