Resources and Links
You'll find great ideas for building life
skills, important documents about the Independent Living Program,
links to other Independent Living sites, and all the technical
information on OCS Policies and Procedures for the program.
||The Casey Life Skills Assessment|
An excellent online assessment for both the youth and the caregiver
or caseworker. The survey has four assessments available for youth age 8
through 11, 12 through 15, and 16 through 19. When the survey
is completed a report is produced that measures life skills
in several different areas, and also compares the youth's assessment
of skill to the caregiver/caseworker assessment. A great tool
for developing a person-centered independent living plan!
Resources Center for Youth Development|
This group collaborates with the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services to provide resources and technical assistance.
Check out their online library.
Welfare League of America|
This group was key in getting the Independence Act passed. The
have good resources and program materials.
Alaska Resource Family Center
(ACRF) was established to provide training, support, and information to Alaska licensed foster and adoptive parents. ACRF offers a variety of educational opportunities, on-site and distance delivery programs, for families who are wishing to become foster or adoptive parents and on-going training to meet the State of Alaska requirement for foster parents. ACRF has qualified staff in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau who conducts training, provides support and are available to answer questions. For families living in other areas, ACRF provides rural on site training and telephonic support.
|Job Corps and Serve Alaska Youth Corps both offer
a chance to gain valuable real-work experience and get paid
to do it! They offer a couple of different programs, but most
will provide a place to live while you learn a job. You may
also get the chance to travel to different places in Alaska
and have a lot of fun! |
Alaska Job Corps
National Job Corps