Testimonials:  "I was extremely happy with the material/resources that were offered through this course. I believe this should be a National requirement/standard for ILP’S to go through this certification. This certification/information has open my eyes to a different MISSION, for the many young people in Arkansas that need HELP. Thanks for everything"

"The training was lengthy and challenging, but it increased my knowledge extensively. Our independent living program and I are significantly better because of it!"

"I have completed my certification. What a wealth of knowledge I've gained. Thank you for the opportunity!"

Description: Daniel Memorial Institute On-line Independent Living Specialist Certification Course -Visit www.danielkids.org to order.

This 13-module course will provide a comprehensive orientation to those interested in understanding the basics of the independent living field. The course will cover history, goals, service components, relevant research, legislative history, case and agency examples and challenges the field has and will continue to face.

Each on-line module will be approximately one hour long including a 10-15 minute post test. Participants will be linked to other resources and relevant information in each module that they can access beyond the basic course content on this website. Only $159 per person!

Modules include:

1. History and Purpose of I.L.

2. Positive Youth Development

3. Case Planning with Transitioning Youth

4. Life Skills Assessment & Competency Dev.

5. Housing Options

6. Education and Employment

7. Cultural Competence

8. The Role of Permanency in I.L.

9. Health and Well Being

10. Mental Health

11. Special Populations 1

12. Special Populations 2

13. Evaluation

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About the authors

Kathi Crowe and Mark Kroner have been involved in the youth work field for over 30 years each. Daniel Memorial chose them to write the curriculum due their consistent involvement in the Independent Living field at the local, state and national levels. Both have also been involved directly with youth in transition during this period of time. Very few in the field have their breadth of experience in this area.