ERIC Number: ED306334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Takin' It to the Streets: Basic Skills Training for Street Youth. A Manual for Social Service Case Managers.
Wikelund, Karen Reed
This manual explains the role and responsibilities of case managers employed by social service agencies participating in the Takin' It to the Streets program in Portland (Oregon). It is a companion volume to "Basic Skills Training for Street Youth: A Manual for Volunteer Tutors." Takin' It to the Streets is a volunteer project designed to help street youth develop or strengthen their basic skills so they can lead more rewarding, personally fulfilling lives. The target group is street youth who do not qualify for existing educational or employment training programs, or who lack the interest or self-confidence to participate in them. The program provides individualized or small group tutoring, drop-in help or topical workshops tailored to the youth's specific interests and needs. Volunteer characteristics, training, and role are illustrated by copies of the Volunteer Tutor Job Description, the Volunteer Tutor Application, the Volunteer Agreement, and a list of the focus questions for each training module. The case manager's responsibilities, what case managers can expect from volunteers, and what case managers can expect from the Project Coordinator are discussed in detail. Checklists outlining the case manager's role in volunteer training and the matching of client characteristics to the program offerings are appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Role, Basic Skills, Caseworkers, Cooperative Programs, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, Homeless People, Individualized Education Programs, Literacy, Nontraditional Education, Out of School Youth, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Urban Youth, Volunteers, Young Adults, Youth Agencies
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fred Meyer Charitable Trust, Portland, OR.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon (Portland)