Developing Independence evaluation
What are some keys to helping young people to gain planning and independent living skills?
Developing Independence (DI) is a certificate course aimed at increasing engagement in education, training and aspiration-building for young people in Victoria.
The initial evaluation was of two of the program’s pilots and played a role in deciding if the course should continue.
The Developing Independence course has also been piloted with young people in residential out-of-home care as a fresh approach to help them remain engaged in education, pursue personal goals and achieve economic independence. Skills for Independence is a pilot of Developing Independence in four sites across Victoria with young people who have experienced a child protection or youth justice order.
Related publications and projects
How can we support young people who have experienced a child protection or youth justice order to make a successful transition to adulthood?
This study examined stage 1 of a pilot program to help prepare young people in out-of-home care to navigate the transitions to an independent young adulthood.