The Well-being Indicator Tool for Youth (WIT-Y) was designed for youth aged 15-21 years who currently are in or in the past have had contact with the child welfare system. The WIT-Y consists of three components:
- The WIT-Y assessment, an online tool that youth can complete to explore their well-being across eight domains as you can see in the wheel to the left.
- The WIT-Y Snapshot, which gives youth a picture of their well-being based on the assessment they completed.
- The WIT-Y Blueprint, a planning document for youth to use after looking at their WIT-Y Snapshot. The Blueprint helps youth take steps to increase their well-being in a particular area. The Sample WIT-Y Blueprint shows what a completed Blueprint looks like. To complete your own Blueprint, download the WIT-Y Blueprint.
- Sample WIT-Y Blueprint (PDF)
- WIT-Y Blueprint (PDF)
For more information about the WIT-Y, please download the WIT-Y User Guide (PDF).
Anu Family Services contracted with the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) at the University of Minnesota to develop the Well-being Indicator Tool for Youth (WIT-Y). The staff at CASCW are grateful for the partnership and ongoing collaborations with Anu Family Services and its staff.
The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare would also like to acknowledge the contributions of others who have assisted in the development of the WIT-Y, specifically Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer and the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota and the Foster Care Work Group, of the Youth Transition Funders Group. The WIT-Y was also informed through the National Indian Child Welfare Association’s Relational World View model. Finally, we wish to acknowledge the youth, parents and professionals who gave their time to participate in focus groups and content review teams.