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.

DFPS Resources

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.
  • 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

Employment

Want to Look for a Job?

Financial Planning

Bank Accounts

Education

Other Important Informaiton

Activities

Fitness, Nutrition, and Cooking

Sex Eduction

Teen Drug Abuse

Safety and Security Resources:

Volunteering

Volunteer Match

Getting Around

Tips for Providing Experiential Life Skills Training in Residential Treatment Settings

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