Texas Network of Youth Services - Transitioning Youth to Adulthood Survey

This survey is optional and anonymous.  The information will be used in an attempt to improve the transition of youth out of foster care and advocate for additional funding for this purpose.  Please circle all responses that apply and fill in the appropriate blanks.

Please indicate your position

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* 1. Please indicate your position

What needs of youth are most challenging to meet as you prepare them to transition out of foster care?

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* 2. What needs of youth are most challenging to meet as you prepare them to transition out of foster care?

What tools do you need, but are missing, to prepare youth for independence?

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* 3. What tools do you need, but are missing, to prepare youth for independence?

Rank the following from 1 (least) to 5 (most) regarding what methods are most effective in teaching youth life skills

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* 4. Rank the following from 1 (least) to 5 (most) regarding what methods are most effective in teaching youth life skills

What are the three most important life skills for a youth to have before they transition out of care?

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* 5. What are the three most important life skills for a youth to have before they transition out of care?

What are the top three experiential opportunities youth should have before they age out of care?

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* 6. What are the top three experiential opportunities youth should have before they age out of care?

What do caregivers need to assist youth in the transition to adulthood? (please indicate the specific kind of caregiver to whom you are referring i.e. kin)

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* 7. What do caregivers need to assist youth in the transition to adulthood? (please indicate the specific kind of caregiver to whom you are referring i.e. kin)

Is the current Supervised Independent Living model meeting the needs of youth in extended care?  If no, select reasons below:

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* 8. Is the current Supervised Independent Living model meeting the needs of youth in extended care?  If no, select reasons below:

What assistance do youth aging out of residential treatment centers need to transition successfully?

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* 9. What assistance do youth aging out of residential treatment centers need to transition successfully?

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