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Youth in Transition Toolkit:



Advocacy and supports

Self-advocacy in the workplace

Does the youth have self-advocacy, self-determination and self-efficacy skills for the workplace?

  • Awareness: Understand self-advocacy, self-determination and self-efficacy and their impact in the work environment.
  • Exploration: Identify strengths, preferences, interests and needs related to self-advocacy, self-determination and self-efficacy.
  • Preparation: Practice self-advocacy, self-determination and self-efficacy skills at home, school and in the community.
  • Implementation: Use appropriate self-advocacy, self-determination and self-efficacy skills successfully on the job.

Instruction in self-advocacy

Hear what young people have to say about self-advocacy

Watch this 4-minute video to learn about different environments and experiences where young people advocated for themselves at work, in school and with family.



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LEARN: Develop your knowledge

Learn how to support youth in exploring self-advocacy in the workplace.

Read the blog How to advocate for yourself at work for insights you can share with the youth you support.

Resources DO

DO: Work with youth

Find resources to help youth explore self-advocacy in the workplace.

Help us develop this section! Do you have resource ideas to share? Use the Give Feedback link at the top of the page.

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