Tribal Life Skills Assessment

TRIBAL LIFE SKILLS ASSESSMENT

 An Oklahoma Successful Adulthood (OKSA) Guide

 The Life Skills Assessment is designed to introduce youth to basic skills needed for success as an adult, and a tool to assist workers in determining the current life skill knowledge of the youth with whom they are working. The Life Skills Assessment must be completed before an OKSA eligible youth can begin to access funds and other OKSA services. The Life Skills Assessment should be completed within 30 days of the youth’s 14th birthday or within 30 days of the youth entering care, after the age of 14. Please note that you will need the youth’s client ID number (provided in the notification email) to complete the assessment.COMPLETE THE LIFE SKILLS ASSESSMENT

  • Schedule a time to meet with the youth on or within 30 days of his/her 14th birthday or within 30 days of the youth entering care after his/her 14th birthday.
    • Explain to the youth that you will be assisting him/her in completing the Life Skills Assessment to determine his/her current life skills knowledge.
  • Access the Life Skills Assessment at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OKSAassessment 
    • Read the instructions found on the opening screen and complete the survey as instructed.
    • Remain with the youth while he/she completes the assessment and utilize the "Comments or Notes" section as needed.
    • The Life Skills Assessment will be automatically sent via the web once you complete all questions and select "Done."
      NOTE: If you complete the Life Skills Assessment on paper, please scan the completed assessment and email it to OKSA@ou.edu.
  • Wait 3 to 5 business days to receive a copy of the Life Skills Assessment Score Report from NRCYS via e-mail.
    NOTE: if you do not receive a copy of the report within 3 to 5 business days, please contact OKSA@ou.edu or 1-800-397-2945.
  • Review the Life Skills Assessment Score Report with the youth. It is imperative that you review the results directly with the youth. Others that should be included in the review and/or have copies of the results include the placement provider, workers, OKSA Specialists, and other significant adults who will be assisting the youth with his/her transition to adulthood.
  • Place a copy of the Life Skills Assessment Score Report in the Tribal child welfare case file.
  • Use information from the Life Skills Assessment Score Report to start a Plan for My Future with the youth.