Identifying where a youth is in regard to their interest and how their basic needs are being met can assist you in identifying and prescribing services and supports that may be essential in moving them toward employment and greater economic self-sufficiency. The following is a simply tool you can use to gauge needs across the employment, education, health and well being, and benefits counseling and financial literacy of the youth.

Mark how much you agree with the following statements. Definitely Somewhat Neutral Not Really Not at All
EMPLOYMENT
I want a job 1 2 3 4 5
I know what kind of job I want 1 2 3 4 5
I know what I am good at doing 1 2 3 4 5
EDUCATION
I know what helps me learn new things 1 2 3 4 5
I want to continue my schooling 1 2 3 4 5
School is important to my career goal 1 2 3 4 5
HEALTH & WELL BEING
My family has enough food 1 2 3 4 5
I feel safe when I am at home 1 2 3 4 5
I get the help I need with my medicine 1 2 3 4 5
BENEFITS COUNSELING AND FINANCIAL LITERACY
I understand how my benefits will be impacted by my working and earning money 1 2 3 4 5
My family is not reliant on my SSI check 1 2 3 4 5
I understand the importance of managing my money, creating and following a budget, saving and planning for my future 1 2 3 4 5

 

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