Life Skills for Youth & Young Adults
Child Focus, Inc. offers comprehensive Life Skills training for youth and young adults ages 15 and older. Life Skills training covers a series of structured core competencies designed to prepare youth for a successful transition to adulthood.
Who We Serve
- At-Risk Youth Ages 15-21
- Youth in Foster Care, Group Care or Independent Living
- Youth Involved in Juvenile Court
- Youth With Social, Emotional or Mental Health Problems
- Youth with Developmental Disabilities
- Pregnant & Parenting Teens
Life Skills training complies with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services requirements and includes a comprehensive life skills assessment and post testing to evaluate skill acquisition.
Youth benefit by acquiring hard and soft skills, fundamental for success in education, career, community living, self-care and interpersonal relationships. Life Skills is ideally suited for at-risk adolescents and young adults experiencing adjustment difficulties at home, at school or in the community. Staff assist youth to identify and overcome social, emotional and physical barriers that interfere with positive functioning in critical life domains.
Life Skills training is conducted in a weekly 2-hour group format. Sessions are incentive-based with youth eligible to earn a stipend for attendance and participation. Content emphasizes the acquisition of hard and soft skills through the facilitation of core content, hands-on practice opportunities, community experiences, journaling, goal setting and peer group process.