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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.

An African American family with two children sit on the stairs in their home.

Ayudando a los jóvenes a Desarrollar Habilidades Sociales para tener Éxito en el Trabajo: Consejos para los Padres y las Familias

Aug 09, 2011 Publication

Este breve informativo trata la importancia de las habilidades sociales y ofrece estrategias que los padres pueden usar para ayudar a sus hijos a desarrollar habilidades para el éxito en el trabajo.

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Three youth sit outdoors.

Helping Youth Develop Soft Skills for Job Success: Tips for Parents and Families

May 04, 2011 Publication

An InfoBrief discussing the importance of soft skills and offering strategies parents and families can use to help their child develop skills for employment success.

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Female Student Using Computer In Classroom

Individualized Learning Plans: A Research and Demonstration Project – Summary

Apr 15, 2011 Publication

Information Brief on family engagement in the implementation of students’ Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) as part of an overall career development strategy.

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A male teenage youth and his parents.

Tapping into the Power of Families: How Families of Youth with Disabilities Can Assist in Job Search and Retention

Apr 04, 2011 Publication

This InfoBrief explores the important role families and other caring adults play in the career planning, job search, and job retention of youth with disabilities.

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A male youth studies at home.

Personalized Learning: Policy Insights from Four States

Apr 02, 2011 Publication

Policy Brief describing key findings of case studies of four states using individualized learning plans to personalize the education experience and raise student achievement.

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A male high school student in the school computer lab.

Understanding the Role of Individualized Learning Plans in Transition Planning for Youth with Disabilities

Jul 30, 2010 Publication

InfoBrief explaining how an optional ILP can supplement the required IEP to help youth successfully transition from high school to employment and postsecondary education.

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