The Casey Life Skills Assessment (CLSA) is a free tool that assesses the behaviors and competencies youth need to achieve their long-term goals. It aims to set youth on their way toward developing healthy, productive lives. Examples of the life skills that the CLSA helps youth self-evaluate include:
Maintaining healthy relationships
Work and study habits
Planning and goal setting
Using community resources
Daily living activities
Budgeting and paying bills
Permanent connections to caring adults.
What happens after a youth takes the assessment?
Youth typically require 30 to 40 minutes to complete the CLSA. Answers are available instantly for youth to review with their Independent Living Skills (ILS) coordinator, and can be helpful for developing goals.
ILS-eligible youth who complete the CLSA will be provided with a $25 incentive.
Youth interested in scheduling an appointment to complete the CLSA can call the ILS Program directly.