Marshell McCall, Class of 2013
Exploring Best Measure of Success in Community Living Skills in the Adolescent Population
This culminating project focused on the adolescent populations who have a history of foster care placement, their transition to self-sufficiency and preparedness for independent living. Transitional youth facilities are implemented with the goal of teaching these individuals the basic life skills necessary to function efficiently within the community. Mastery of these skills are required and evaluated with the use of recommended assessments. However, there is a concern that the recommended assessments may not be appropriate for individuals of this population due to factors such as mental illness, literacy level, and skill level. Therefore, the purpose of this project was to explore existing assessment tools and current teaching methods used to evaluate and teach community living skills to this population. This information was used to suggest specific teaching methods and assessment tools that may be more suitable in determining success in community living skills among such residents at Park Center Transitional Youth Program, located in Nashville, Tennessee.
Marshell McCall, Resident