This report focuses on a critical area of mental health policy – how to assist youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions with improved prospects for successful independent living and economic security through education, job training and community services and supports. It identifies and discusses the array of federal programs that can be deployed to help these individuals through the transition into adulthood; includes recommendations on how state and local policymakers can make the best use of these programs; and suggests changes that should be made to make them more accessible and more effective.
Koyanagi, K. & Alfano, E. (2013) Promise for the Future: How Federal Programs can Improve the Career Outcomes for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions. Worcester MA: University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Washington DC: Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. Available at: http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/pib/vol10/iss5/1
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Transition Age Youth
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