The activities of adult skills training are an essential component necessary for an individual to live independently in the community. These skills include shopping, budgeting, taking medications, preparing meals and shopping for groceries.

State Programs:
The Transitional Outreach Program provides life skill training to YIT (NCSL Report). Individuals are assigned Independent Living Specialists to provide additional support for the youth.

Expert Recommendations:
Tunnels and Cliffs Report
The study strongly recommends that skill building and social skills be part of transition services, recognizing that it is not often a service that is available to youth in the mental health system.