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Helping Youth on the Path to Employment (HYPE)

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Department of Psychiatry, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center

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


Secondary and post-secondary education and employment are compromised for older youth and emerging adults (YEA) with serious mental health conditions. The aim of this research was to identify state-of-the art and innovative practices in career development for YEA. Researchers conducted in-depth telephone interviews with deliverers of 28 innovative programs across the country. Transcripts of interviews were systematically coded and analyzed. Results cover innovative practices for YEA engagement and retention and key service design characteristics.


youth, young adults, serious mental health conditions, employment

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Available under a Standard YouTube License.


Taped in March 2015 at the 28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa.

Produced by UMass Medical School's Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC).

Video published on YouTube on August 5, 2015.

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