Ready, Set, Go! for Independent Living (Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth)

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The lessons in this book convince youth and young adults that they need training before striking out on their own, then provides that training to them. Especially effective for youth who think they already know it all, this book is full of awesome and unusual strategies to completely prepare even "know-it-all-already" youth for living independently.

Topics include: finding and keeping affordable housing, interacting with property managers, reading classified ads, and following a budget. Many lessons include illustrated handouts that feature Independence Man who teaches about independent living. This book is essential, must-have material is you teach an independent living readiness class to teens, or if you struggle with a child or youth who believes that they could survive on their own right now. These lessons are perfect for the classroom, group room, home or office, and can be used in a group or one-to-one setting. The information in this book is so important that you can't let your kids leave home without it.

If you are a teacher, counselor, juvenile court worker, social worker or foster parent, this book can impact youth that have been unresponsive to conventional approached. Developed to impact even the most difficult youth, this book can succeed with youth who are particularly resistant to changing their behavior or learning positive new skills. This book is especially designed to work with delinquents, alternative ed students, special ed students, independent living program participants and nearly any older adolescent

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See why people criss-cross North America to come to one of Ruth Wells' workshops. She really does deliver the newest and best strategies that exist to turnaround troubled youth. These books have been requested, begged for and hurried by teachers, counselors and youth professionals all over the U.S. and Canada who need better strategies right away. Ruth's books deliver those better strategies. These truly are the new techniques youth professionals need to help challenged youth and children. You'll see why Ruth keeps telling people "I'm already writing as fast as I can."

The Portland Oregonian Newspaper once said of Ruth that she "knows all about disruptive students." Her books pass that information on to you plus provide solutions for the depressed, withdrawn and sad kids too.

From the Author:

When I started out as a counselor years ago, it became immediately apparent that my college training had absolutely nothing to do with the kids I was working with. If you feel your training prepared you to work with Beaver Cleaver, and you have Beavis and Butthead coming in, here are the new interventions you need to best assist today's troubled and problem youth. Honed in the trenches with some of the toughest, saddest, most abused kids in our region, these books may help more counselors, teachers and youth service providers to help more of the children and youth who struggle.

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