CA-YC 10 - Development of Social and Independent Living Skills
Youth are engaged in programming and activities that help them acquire and strengthen the social and independent living skills needed to become responsible, connected, and law-abiding members of their communities.
Interpretation: When youth are only in custody for a short period of time, there may be limits to the extent that these standards can be implemented.
NA The organisation provides only remand services.
Youth are helped to develop social skills needed to:
Youth are helped to understand the impact of past actions and behaviours, and taught how to make responsible, pro-social decisions in the future.
Youth are helped to develop age-appropriate skills they will use in daily life after custody.
Interpretation: Relevant skills may include, but are not limited to: identifying networks of support; time management; accessing and using community resources; pursuing educational and occupational opportunities; household management; budgeting and money management; and accessing available financial assistance.
Pregnant and parenting youth are helped to develop skills and knowledge related to:
NA The organisation does not serve pregnant or parenting youth.
Personnel model pro-social behaviour and attitudes in daily interactions at the facility, and youth are expected and encouraged to do the same.
Youth have opportunities to practice and demonstrate their skills outside the facility, when possible and appropriate.
Interpretation: Relevant opportunities to practice and demonstrate skills may include community service projects, vocational placements, and visits to the family or home community. As referenced in CA-YC 5.06, it may be appropriate to collaborate with others to identify meaningful ways for youth to contribute to the community.
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