5 – Life Skills Education and Resources for CASAs and Youth

Life Skills Education & Resources

This is the essence of the Roadmap where resources and education are organized by the specific life skill.

Each Teen Roadmap Life Skill category is listed in the Resource section. The other resource topics might also apply to your teen’s needs, but are not directly relevant to a teen’s journey to adulthood.

Click below to go directly to the specific Roadmap Life Skill Category.

Finance &
Money Management
Job & Career Life Skills
IdentityEducationSelf Care & Health
HousingTransportationCommunity, Culture
& Social Life

Each Life Skill Category has the individual Foster Club Assessment and Tracking tools plus the relevant agencies and resources to assist.

Where applicable, we are including relevant recorded education classes for each life skill category.

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Practical Activities for CASAs PLUS & Exercises for Youth

Practical activities or teachable moments for each Life Skill category are also listed in each category. The ideas are drawn from two Casey independent life skill curriculums that tie directly to the specific Life Skills.

Practical Activities for CASAs and Youth

Each Life Skill Category has a Practical Activities for CASAs listing which provides brief activities or ideas for a CASA (or placement) to help their CASA teen grow their skills and awareness. These activities also indicate the appropriate age groups for those with young to older teens.

Independent Living Curriculum

In addition, we provide independent living curriculum exercises which provide other ways to introduce or educate teens about a specific life skill. The exercises ask practical questions about everything from grocery shopping to preparing for a job. Many have “assessment” questions for the youth to self-assess where they are at with that particular life skill. While some of the curriculum is dated the concepts still apply.

The updated Casey document is listed below in full for your use as well.

Ready, Set, Fly – practical ideas with suggested “age” levels for each activity from 8 to 10 to over 19.