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July/August 2004Vol. 5, No. 6Independent Living Grantees Post Curriculums

The Children's Bureau funded 12 grantees between 2000 and 2003 to develop curriculums for training adults who work with youth transitioning out of foster care to independent living. The National Resource Center for Youth Development recently posted information about the resulting curriculums of the Independent Living Training grantees on their website. The postings include brief descriptions of each program, contact information, and, in many cases, links to the actual training manuals and other materials.

While all the curriculums are competency-based training programs that reflect a youth perspective in making the transition to independent living, some programs also address such topics as:

  • Native American youth
  • High-risk youth
  • Coping with substance abuse and mental disorders
  • Sexuality issues.

To view the training program information for all of the grantees, visit the National Resource Center for Youth Development website at (Editors note: Link no longer active).

Related Items

Children's Bureau Express featured two of these programs in earlier issues:

  • "Transitioning Y.O.U.T.H." (May 2004)
  • "Foster Youth Help Develop Curriculum and Provide Training for Child Welfare Workers" (February 2004)