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Independent Living

Living Independently Begins With Independent Living Education

What are community independent living courses?

StepStone offers a 10-session independent living curriculum course to all community youth ages 14 – 21. A unique approach to teaching the skills necessary to live a successful, independent life is implemented. Participants receive a Casey Life Skills assessment, an individualized learning plan and instruction from a highly skilled trainer. Hands-on experience, a course workbook and a certificate of completion are included.

Who is eligible?

Community independent living classes are offered to any community youth ages 14 – 21. Referrals are accepted from DSS, court services, FAPT, case managers, mentors, mental health support workers, teachers and parents.

What curriculum will be used to teach my youth independent living skills?

We use StepStone’s own ”My Place” 10-module curriculum including a participant workbook. A combination of traditional classroom instruction and hands-on skill-based training are used to teach the skills necessary for living successful, independent lives. Participants gain real world experience and knowledge.

What topics will be covered during the 10-session course?

The following topics will be covered during the 10-session Community Independent Living Course:

  • Budgeting/Finances
  • Career Skills
  • Communication
  • Community Resources
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Education
  • Meal Planning & Preparation
  • Relationships
  • Self-Care

The Parenting & Resource Education Program© (P.R.E.P.©) is our comprehensive interactive education and training program designed to teach and enhance the development of parenting skills, the knowledge and use of community resources and the development of personal and family life management skills. Offering a comprehensive curriculum, the P.R.E.P.© program is individualized to meet the unique needs of each family served, and clients receive ongoing feedback on their progress.

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