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Larson, Mindy – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2018
In May and June 2017, the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) conducted a national survey on Frontline Professional Development Needs among Youth Service Providers. NCWD/Youth received 74 survey responses from youth service professionals in 20 states. Sixty-one percent of survey respondents identified as the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Youth Programs, Professional Personnel, Responsibility
Gagnon, Joseph Calvin – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2018
The education and rehabilitation of incarcerated youth, and support for their effective transition, is a complex endeavor. Many youth involved in the juvenile justice system possess risk factors that are linked to antisocial behavior and recidivism, including a history of poverty and maltreatment, psychological disorders, and eligibility for an…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Outcomes of Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Juvenile Justice
Gagnon, Joseph Calvin – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2018
This Research Brief provides an updated synthesize of current research on effective and promising approaches to the prevention of delinquency and youth diversion from the juvenile justice system. The move away from incarcerating youth to more community-based rehabilitative models requires the funding and implementation of research-based approaches…
Descriptors: Prevention, Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, Rehabilitation Programs
Solberg, Scott; Martin, Judith; Larson, Mindy; Nichols, Kathryn; Booth, Heidi; Lillis, Jennifer; Costa, Leo – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2018
"Promoting Quality Individualized Learning Plans throughout the Lifespan: A Revised and Updated ILP How to Guide 2.0" expands upon the guidance and resources in NCWD/Youth's earlier ILP [Individualized Learning Plan] How to Guide. ILP How to Guide 2.0 provides career development resources and examples of ILP implementation for an…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Career Development, Program Implementation, Elementary Secondary Education
Russell, Arlene – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2018
This evaluation report describes the findings from a multi-year evaluation of the Youth Service Professionals' Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Professional Development Demonstration and Evaluation Project (YSP/KSA Demo). The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD)/Youth conducted the YSP/KSA Demo to demonstrate the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Youth Programs, Professional Development, Labor Force Development
Thomas, Jennifer – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2017
The Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) is a national initiative to get more youth with disabilities and their allies involved as leaders who partner with adults and organizations to improve opportunities for youth to succeed in life. "Transition" is the process and period of change that youth go through to become adults.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Special Needs Students, Transitional Programs, Developmental Studies Programs
Larson, Mindy; Burzio, Catherine – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2017
Youth service professionals in various settings across the United States are responsible for preparing youth and youth adults, ages 12 to 25, to be successful in employment, postsecondary education, and adult life. Whether they work in the public workforce development system or other public agencies (e.g., child welfare, juvenile justice, mental…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Youth Programs, Labor Force Development, Program Design
Thomas, Jennifer; Larson, Mindy; Solberg, V. Scott; Martin, Judith – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2017
"What do you want to do for a living?" This is a question dreaded by many young people. The question assumes that youth have had all the information and experience they need to make an informed decision about their future. A youth service professional or someone volunteering his or her time with youth might be wondering how to support…
Descriptors: Career Development, Educational Quality, Leadership Training, Youth Leaders
Nichols, Kathryn; Larson, Mindy – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2016
Community college students vary greatly in their level of academic preparedness. Federal data indicates that 68 percent of community college students need to take at least one developmental education course (Jaggars & Stacey, 2014). Community colleges can support students' success by providing academic supports such as tutoring services for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Success, Integrated Activities, Academic Support Services
Roy, Sean – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2015
This Information Brief is intended to assist administrators as well as faculty and staff in postsecondary education settings to better understand the value of engaging families of students with disabilities as partners in their students' success. In response to input received during a national online dialogue in 2015, ideas and resources are…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Family Programs, Disabilities, Family Attitudes
Solberg, V. Scott; Wills, Joan; Redmon, Kimether; Skaff, Laura – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2014
This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) research and technical assistance activities that were completed between 2007 and 2013. The purpose of these activities was to investigate whether ILPs should be considered a promising practice for youth with and without disabilities and to identify…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Technical Assistance, Individualized Education Programs
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2014
This Information Brief is designed to assist educators in working with parents and family members to facilitate students' career development through the use of individualized college and career planning tools. This brief discusses families' perceptions of whether and how they were engaged in schools' implementation of Individualized Learning Plans…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Individualized Family Service Plans, Family Involvement
Larson, Mindy – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2011
Work experiences are a critical component of preparing youth for transition to adulthood. Potential benefits for youth who participate in work experiences include: 1) gaining career readiness skills including the "soft skills" that employers look for in entry level workers; 2) increasing one's knowledge of specific occupational skills…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Work Experience, Youth Opportunities, Career Readiness
Katzel, A.; LaVant, A.; Richards, C. – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2010
In August 2007, more than 200 youth and adults came together in Washington D.C. to discuss what action steps should be done to ensure that young people are best prepared to move successfully from youth to adulthood. A major purpose of the event, called "Blazing the Trail: A New Direction in Youth Development & Leadership," was to talk about…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Youth Leaders, Youth Programs, Conferences (Gatherings)
Larson, Mindy – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2009
This InfoBrief discusses challenges faced by youth and young adults with mental health needs during their transition to adulthood and describes strategies used by youth service professionals to avoid age-related transition cliffs and prevent service interruptions during this critical stage of development. This InfoBrief is based on a rich body of…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Adolescents
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