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September 2005Vol. 6, No. 7CWLA Releases New Standards for Transitioning Youth

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) has published a revised version of its CWLA Standards of Excellence for Transition, Independent Living, and Self-Sufficiency Services. The standards apply to services provided to older youth in out-of-home placement by voluntary and public child welfare and youth-serving agencies to prepare the youth for transition, independent living, and self-sufficiency (TILSS). Chapters cover topics such as a community framework for TILSS services, the system for delivering services, organization and administration of TILSS services, the continuum of care and case management for TILSS services, and ensuring safe and supportive transitional and independent living arrangements for youth. The book is a part of CWLA's Standards of Excellence series. The set, or individual standards, can be purchased online at