Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model ®
- Child Welfare Workers
- Child Welfare Supervisors
Targeted Age Group(s)
- 18 or older
QIC-EY Engagement Model Components (i) The engagement model components were identified through the QIC-EY Environmental Scan as critical to the support of youth engagement in the attainment of permanence.
- Engage Specialized Staff
- Utilize Youth-guided Team
The Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model® is a youth-driven, strength-based, evidence-supported framework developed for working with youth and young adults (14-29 years old) to improve their real-life outcomes across transition domains such as education, employment, career, housing and community life functioning. Stars Training Academy serves as the purveyor of TIP.
TIP was developed for working with youth and young adults with emotional and behavioral difficulties to engage them in planning for their own futures and to provide them with developmentally appropriate, culturally competent, trauma-informed services and supports. Although the TIP Model focuses on independent-living skills (budgeting, maintaining a job), “interdependence” (developing a social support network for emotional, spiritual and physical well-being) is a central concept of working effectively with young people as well.
Core practices include: strength discovery and needs assessment, future planning, rationales, in-vivo teaching, problem-solving and decision-making methods, prevention planning regarding high-risk behaviors and mediation with young people.
The Stars Training Academy provides training, consultation and implementation support to specific agencies and organizations to help them prepare their entire sites to deliver high-quality, TIP Model services to youth and young adults.
TIP provides site-specific competency training and technical assistance to personnel who work with transition-age youth and young adults and their supervisors and program managers. TIP provides intensive training and consultations for program implementation.