This section of our website will help you become familiar with the eLearning courses we have available at ILR. We continue to update and add to this listing so visit often.

eLearning has become a more convenient and cost-effective method to enhance professional development. We are proud of our offerings and use of cutting edge technology to create the most dynamic and creative training opportunities possible.

Our courses can be purchased for individual use or in bulk for training an entire agency’s staffs.

Real World Simulation

The Real World

What better way to see what decisions await in the Real World then to place youths in a situation where they can make those decisions! The Adolescent Real World Simulation works! Data collected from youth surveys suggest this simulated event has a powerful punch.

This site is dedicated to teaching adults who work with young people, how to design and coordinate a simulated Real World experience in their community. The Real World experience has been shown to help youths:

1.Better understand the correlations between continued education and increased earning,
2.Decision making regarding lifestyle choices and fiscal decisions, and
3.Increase motivation to learn life skills required to transition to adulthood.

 Watch the following video for a preview!


Working Safe Working Smart

Working Safe Working Smart

"Working Safe, Working Smart” is a five-unit training program on personal safety in the workplace. The focus of this training is on the interaction between staff and clients or the general public. The training presents an approach for determining safety needs within an agency and identifying a broad outline of areas that might require safety planning. Individual users can purchase a single WSWS license and gain immediate access to the course. Agencies can purchase an agency license or a Training System license for the curriculum to be loaded on the agency or state training system. Please contact Nancy Carter for more details.

The following is a preview of the Safety in the Field module. 



Visit our YouTube Channel for previews of other Working Safe Working Smart Modules!


Volunteer Advocate Academy 

Volunteer Advocate Academy 

This course was developed by Independent Living Resources through a National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research Grant to assist court appointed special advocates and guardian ad litem volunteers to represent adolescents more effectively. The research to determine the effectiveness of the course was conducted in Summer/Fall 2009 with outstanding results. Subsequent reviews from other professionals serving youths involved in the court and child welfare systems who used this curricululm indicate significant gains in knowledge and high levels of satisfaction. Parents have even told us they learned so much information helpful with thier own adolescent children.

This course includes pre and posttests and ten modules with imbedded quizzes, specific to working with teens involved in the child welfare and court systems. Users will receive four hours of interactive state-of-the-art online training and ongoing access (forever) to the course as a resource for review, legislative updates, and the latest best practices to working with young people in transition.

To view an introduction to the Volunteer Advocate Academy, click here.

 Watch the following video for a preview!



If you have questions about our courses, please contact or call 800-820-0001

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