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July 2012Vol. 13, No. 6Working With Youth With Disabilities

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) offers eight training modules to support professionals working with youth. The Youth Service Professionals' Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (YSP/KSA) Initiative develops 10 competency areas through 1-day interactive sessions. The modules include the following:

  • Knowledge of the Field: This Work That We Do
  • Communication With Youth: The Helping Relationship
  • Assessment and Individualized Planning: Charting a Course With Youth
  • Relationship to Family: Working Together
  • Career Exploration and Workforce Preparation: Youth Opening the Door to the World of Work
  • Community Resources: Weaving a Web for Youth
  • Employer Relations: Beyond the Handshake
  • Program Design, Delivery, and Administration: It's All in the Design

More information and overviews of each training module are available on the NCWD/Youth website: