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L.I.S.T. (Learning Inventory of Skills Training)

EQUITY STATEMENT: As a racial justice agency that recognizes the importance of the Black Lives Matter principles, DCF is committed to partnering with our Life Skills Educators/Agencies to ensure that all youth are provided with the hard and soft skills necessary to support maximizing their individual outcomes.  To this end, we recognize that there are unique soft skills that are critical for all youth.  We also recognize that there is a need to ensure that the youth of color, and in particular Black youth, that we serve are provided with the soft skills which are critical to ensure their personal safety, well-being, and emotional development. 

As of April 2021, please use the new & Improved L.I.S.T. Assessment

Mandatory Training for Providers:
Providers may register here for the training!

Train the Trainer
Certified Trainers and Experienced Program Trainers are invited to participate in this train the trainer event.


Community-Based Life Skills (Advanced Behavioral Health):

L.I.S.T. (Learning Inventory and Skills Training) Items:

Black Lives Matter Resources for LIST Coaches



Black Lives Matter Resource Videos


Black Parents Explain How to Deal with the Police


The Conversation with the Police – Uncomfortable conversations with a Black Man  



Seeing Color – Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – Chip and Joanna Gains and Kids


Stand Up

"The Talk"


Keys to Your Financial Future

Keys to Your Financial Future is a series of presentations about financial management that will give young people an understanding of important topics like credit, income, and budgeting.  These slides were developed by Karissa Markel from Our Piece of the Pie, Inc. (OPP).  We are grateful to OPP and Karissa for their partnership in these resources.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation also provides participant guides and resources on Keys to Your Financial Future here on their website.