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2016 Directory of Youth and Family Services: Community and Confinement Access Guide

The 2016 Directory of Youth and Family Services: Community and Confinement Access Guide provides youth and families in DC and Prince George's County with information on accessing free services, including behavioral and medical treatment, special education, public education, vocational training, substance abuse, and housing alternatives.

Source: DC Public Defender Service
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2016

Access HelpLine

DC residents can call the Access HelpLine at 1-888-7WE-HELP to get connected to behavioral health services. Access HelpLine is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Source: DC Department of Behavioral Health
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2018

ACCUPLACER Practice Tests

The ACCUPLACER web-based study app features free practice tests in each test subject, giving you sample questions and essays of what you’ll see when you take the ACCUPLACER.

Source: CollegeBoard
Category: College Planning and Assessments, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2018

Ana G. Mendez University System

The Ana G. Mendez University System is the first adult higher education dual language program in the US. Offering undergraduate and graduate degrees through a flexible schedule, the university serves Hispanic adult students in five campuses in the US, including Wheaton, MD. Academic programs include education, health, business, communications, social sciences, science and technology, and culinary arts.

Source: Ana G. Mendez University System
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, College Planning and Assessments
Publication Date: 2019

Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment

This website provides assessments and resources for youth employability and life skills.

Source: Casey Family Programs
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, College Planning and Assessments, Local Social Services, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2017

Back On Track DC

This webtool helps DC residents who want to get back on track with their plans to pursue a secondary education credential and a career pathway by matching residents with alternative and adult-serving education programs across the District.

Source: DC ReEngagement Center
Category: Local Social Services, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2018

Building a Successful Postsecondary Preparatory Program at a Back on Track School

This case study of the North Queens Community High School describes how the school helped its students get back on track to earn a high school diploma. It presents tools and resources of various aspects of its postsecondary preparation program.

Source: Jobs for the Future
Category: College Planning and Assessments, Tools for Advisers, Current Research
Publication Date: 2013

Career Development Framework

The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) Career Development Framework illustrates career pathways through skill development, career readiness, and the transition to the workforce.

Source: Philadelphia Youth Network
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2018

Career One Stop

This website provides tools and assessments for career exploration and preparation.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2018

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School provides immigrants with adult education classes, life skills programs, and support services. Programs include English as a Second Language, GED in English and Spanish, computer literacy, citizenship test preparation; career training in health, IT, culinary arts, and education; and support services such as mental health counseling, job placement, leadership training and much more.

Source: The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, College Planning and Assessments, Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2019