Adult Trainings

The National Resource Center for Youth Services program offers training that enhances and promotes the continuous quality improvement of services provided by those who serve OKSA eligible youth. Our trainings are designed to assist those who work with youth in empowering youth to lead safer, healthier, and more independent and productive lives.

Service providers, child welfare workers, foster families, and other individuals and agencies that provide services to youth can request any combination of the trainings below, or request a custom training developed by one of our independent living specialists.

Types of Trainings

  • Overview of OKSA Program (1.5 hours)
    • A brief overview of the Oklahoma Successful Adulthood Program's services, supports, and philosophies for non-DHS or DHS agencies.
      • Non-DHS
      • DHS
      • Tribal
  • Assess (1.5 hours)
    • This training focuses on assessing youth needs, including completing a life skills assessment. Participants will learn best practices in working with a youth on an assessment and how to use assessments in skill building. Participants will practice completing a life skills assessment.
  • Plan (1.5 hours)
    • This training prepares adult partners for creating youth-driven independent living plans. Participants will practice writing plans, assist youth in developing critical thinking skills, and learn how to create value in plans so youth are excited to work them
  • Transition (1.5 hours)
    • This training focuses on youth that are transitioning from care. It includes information on the Yes I Can! aftercare program, transitional living opportunities, trauma issues surrounding transition, voluntary care, the 90 Day Transition plan, and much, much more.

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