Two guidebooks have been written based on the findings that emerged from the study. One for parents and the other for professionals. The guidebook for professionals is aimed at those who interact with young people at key decision points. They include guidance counselors, career counselors, high school teachers, college instructors, and university professors.
Both guidebooks outline the variety of pathways young people take after high school, who and what influence their choices, and the strategies they use to negotiate their transition from school to the workforce. In addition, the parent’s guidebook summarizes the advice that young people have for parents about how they can best guide and support their children. The guidebook for professionals will include both the helpful and unhelpful interactions and interventions that research participants have identified.