This toolkit, from the U.S. Department of Education, brings together the most current and accurate information, including research briefs and resources designed to improve instruction, assessment, and accountability for students with disabilities in a format that is easy to access and to understand. The Tool Kit will assist state personnel, schools, and families in their efforts to ensure that all students with disabilities receive a quality education.
The Tool Kit includes information about the Department's investments, papers on large-scale assessment, technical assistance (TA) products, and resources.
An online, easy-to-use tool for youth to assess their strengths in life skills such as money management, work and study habits, self-care, and independent living. Teachers and mentors can also create customized learning plans and help plan goals and track results of youth. link »
The National Collaboration for Youth, a coalition of more than 40 national agencies, which together reach over 40 million youth annually, provides these toolkits. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation provided funding to National Assembly/National Collaboration for Youth to create these resources. The toolkits offer research supporting the need for school-CBO partnerships; successful strategies for creating and sustaining partnerships; and checklists and tools.
National Resource Center for Youth Services – features a newsletter devoted entirely to adolescent independent living programming. They also provide creative Life Skills activities, a Facing Independence Handbook and 100 questions guide young adult toward self-sufficiency.
A handbook designed to answer questions about the child welfare system for parents and additional family members.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, in collaboration with the National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC), the Youth Development and Research Fund (YDRF), and the Justice Policy Institute (JPI), developed this toolkit to outline the barriers to juvenile justice system reform, review state and local policies that promote effective programming, and examine exemplary programs that serve youth offenders.
The National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC) Education Development Network (EDNet) publishes a self-assessment tool designed to improve school and education programs.
This 13-booklet series, published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides information on implementing juvenile justice reform and details policies and practices developed from the Casey Foundation's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI).