Real World Case Plans for the Emancipating Adolescent

Reviews effective case planning for emancipating adolescents. The essentials of various data collection strategies, including basic assessment measures and motivational interviewing will be reviewed. Tools for looking at adolescents’ readiness for independent living and aids and strategies to assist them will be shared.


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Dawson, Peg, & Guare, Richard. Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: a Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention. New York: Guilford Press, 2004.

Rogers, Carl. Client-Centered Therapy: Its Current Practice, Implications, and Theory. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1951) 1965.

The Tucson Division Self-Sufficiency Team Collaboration, Ready, Set, Fly!: A Parent’s Guide to Teaching Life Skills, Casey Family Programs, 2001.

Weisburg, Roger; Roth, Vanessa. Aging Out video, Public Policy Productions for Thirteen/WNET, New York. 2005.

Bust N Out: Resources for Foster Youth

Child Trends

Child Welfare League of America