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  3. Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Avoiding Overdraft Fees
Customers have a choice when their banking accounts become overdrawn. This website from the FDIC provides tools to support positive banking habits.

Building Blocks to Help Youth Achieve Financial Capability
The report presents a new evidence-based developmental model for supporting financial capability and provides strategies for supporting its development from early childhood through adolescence.

Consumer Information
These tips from the FTC are helpful when choosing a credit card or wondering whether offers of credit and loans are trustworthy.

Empowering Youth to Save Infographic (PDF, 2 pages)
This infographic from National Credit Union Administration highlights ways to teach youth about the importance of saving.

Privacy and Identity
This website from the FTC provides tips on how to effectively protect personal information and financial identity.

Resource Guide for Financial Institutions: Incorporating Financial Capability into Youth Employment Programs (PDF, 7 pages)
This guide from the FLEC maps out how and why banks, credit unions and youth employment programs can work together to help build the financial capability of young people at the critical moment of a first job.

Your Money Your Goals: A Financial Empowerment Toolkit
The Your Money, Your Goals financial empowerment toolkit has information that helps you have the money conversation with the people you serve. Use the tools to help achieve goals and work through challenges.

Other Resources on this Topic

Youth Voices

Youth Briefs

How Individualized Education Program (IEP) Transition Planning Makes a Difference for Youth with Disabilities

Youth who receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and especially young adults of transition age, should be involved in planning for life after high school as early as possible and no later than age 16. Transition services should stem from the individual youth’s needs and strengths, ensuring that planning takes into account his or her interests, preferences, and desires for the future.

Youth Transitioning to Adulthood: How Holding Early Leadership Positions Can Make a Difference

Research links early leadership with increased self-efficacy and suggests that leadership can help youth to develop decision making and interpersonal skills that support successes in the workforce and adulthood. In addition, young leaders tend to be more involved in their communities, and have lower dropout rates than their peers. Youth leaders also show considerable benefits for their communities, providing valuable insight into the needs and interests of young people

How Trained Service Professionals and Self-Advocacy Makes a Difference for Youth with Mental Health, Substance Abuse, or Co-occurring Issues

Statistics reflecting the number of youth suffering from mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders highlight the necessity for schools, families, support staff, and communities to work together to develop targeted, coordinated, and comprehensive transition plans for young people with a history of mental health needs and/or substance abuse.

Young Adults Formerly in Foster Care: Challenges and Solutions

Nearly 30,000 youth aged out of foster care in Fiscal Year 2009, which represents nine percent of the young people involved in the foster care system that year. This transition can be challenging for youth, especially youth who have grown up in the child welfare system.

Coordinating Systems to Support Transition Age Youth with Mental Health Needs

Research has demonstrated that as many as one in five children/youth have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Read about how coordination between public service agencies can improve treatment for these youth.

Civic Engagement Strategies for Transition Age Youth

Civic engagement has the potential to empower young adults, increase their self-determination, and give them the skills and self-confidence they need to enter the workforce. Read about one youth’s experience in AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).