Learning to Make it Work: Employing Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions

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Learning and Working During the Transitions to Adulthood Research and Training Center, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center, Department of Psychiatry

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Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling


The Transitions Research and Training Center (RTC) at UMass Medical School is a national effort that aims to improve the supports for youth and young adults, ages 14-30, with serious mental health conditions (SMHC) who are trying to successfully complete their schooling and training and move into rewarding work lives. In alignment with this goal, since 2010, the Transitions RTC has employed young adult (YA) project assistants with lived experience of a serious mental health condition who partner with leadership and staff on a multitude of research and knowledge translation projects.


Focal Point. 2013; 27(1):29-32. Link to issue on publisher's website

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