The resources listed below are some recommendations of useful resources available to assist you in providing information when planning activities and when teaching experiential life skills for youth in your care.
This list is not comprehensive and caregivers are not required by DFPS to use any of these resources. The materials referenced below contain information created and maintained by other government, public and private organizations and are provided for the user's convenience.
- Texas Youth Connection
- DFPS Transitional Living Services
- Casey Life Skills Assessment for Providers
- Foster Club
Life Skills Curriculum
- It’s My Move offers a numerous list of resources
- The Life Skills book is about leaving home and living on your own for the first time.
- The Get Real Series of Life Success Programs - Peak Readiness Guide is an in-depth life skill, independent living, and motivational curriculum for young people, with approx. 20 hours of instruction. The focus is independent living for teens, through simulation of a number of real world factors. The Course will guide students, step-by-step, to craft a detailed vision of their future, and create a clear and specific picture of what’s possible. They will learn a variety of life skills to build the confidence necessary to reach their goals.
- ARISE life-skills programs assist teens and young adults in making a successful transition to responsible, independent adulthood. The ARISE life-skills curriculum provides materials for residential treatment facilities, addressing problems such as poor social skills, few positive relationships, and low self-esteem. The lessons deal with many issues relevant to independent living, such as finding and keeping a job, money and time management, making healthy choices, and more at:
Other Resources for Youth and Caregivers
- Job Search-Texas Workforce Commission
Through Aunt Bertha, you can find food, housing, and more, anywhere you live
- Foster Care Student Success Resource Guide Scondary School
- Championing LGBTQ Issues In K-12 Education
- Explore And Tour Texas Colleges And Universities
- Apply To Texas Colleges At:
- Apply To The Education And Training Voucher Program To Pay For College:
- Apply For Federal Financial Aid For College:
Other Important Informaiton
Fitness, Nutrition, and Cooking
Teen Drug Abuse
Safety and Security Resources
- Texas Drivers License
- Locate a Driver’s Education Schools
- Car Insurance Price Comparisons:
- Texas Travel Information
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