Policy, Funding, and Sustainability: Issues and Recommendations for Promoting Effective Transition Systems

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry



Document Type

Book Chapter

Medical Subject Headings

Young Adult; Adolescent; Adolescent Health Services; Child; Child Health Services; Mental Disorders; Child Welfare


Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology


Summary: Discusses the complexities of current policies and funding systems for youth and young adult services across the multiple agencies of child welfare, mental health, juvenile and criminal justice systems, secondary schools, and post-secondary technical training and education.

Citation: Hoffman, C., Heflinger, C.A., Athay, M., & Davis, M. (2009). Policy, funding, and sustainability: Issues and recommendations for promoting effective transition systems. In H.B. Clark and D. Unruh, (Eds.), Transition of Youth and Young Adults with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: An Evidence-Based Handbook. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, Co., pp. 263-