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Casey Life Skills Assessment

Casey Life Skills (CLS) helps you identify the small steps you can take to bring you closer to achieving your dreams.

Don't worry: CLS is not a test. It's a way for you to build your own personal checklist of skills and strengths. It shows you what you know already and what is possible to learn to help you in the future.

If your goals revolve around going to school, meeting new friends, living on your own, owning your own car, raising a family, travelling, or getting a job you love, CLS helps you make a plan for overcoming the challenges that can get in the way of these dreams.

How CLS works
Your social worker, case manager or other mentor will invite you to take the Casey Life Skills assessment online. It only takes about 30 minutes to complete and you'll get the results online really fast. Then you can send your assessment results to your social worker or other caring adults. They will sit down with you to help you figure out where you excel and what steps you want to take next.

What kinds of life skills does CLS help you think about?

  • Maintaining healthy relationships
  • Work and study habits
  • Using public transportation
  • Cooking and cleaning
  • Budgeting and paying bills
  • Computers and the Internet

Think back to when you were younger. What was a life skill you learned? Was it dressing yourself, writing your name or tying your shoes? We can reach our goals more easily if we practice certain general life skills that prepare us for any kind of challenge - and for any kind of dream.


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