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Adult Mental Health Services Administration, Lauren Sauer, “Testimony before Long Term Care Committee” (2007)

American Psychological Association – Government Relations Office: “Transition Youth with Serious Mental Illness” (2008)

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, “Facts on Transitional Services for Youth with Mental Illnesses” (2004)

California Research Board and California Sate Library Foundation (CAFIS), Nell Bernstein, “Helping Those Who Need It Most: Meeting the Mental Health Care Needs of Youth in the Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems” (2005)

The Children’s Plan: “Improving the Social and Emotional Well Being of New York’s Children and Their Families” (October 2008)

Clinical Psychiatric News: Doug Brunk, “DBT may benefit troubled youth in transition period: with its emphasis on mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, eases move into adult services” (2005)

Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies: “A Chance for Change: Supporting Youth in Transition in New York City” (2007)

Columbia University Teen Screen Program: 2006-2007 Overview

Consumer Quality Initiative: Jonathan Delman, MPH, JD and Amanda Jones, MA, “Voices of Youth in Transition: The Experience of Aging Out of the Adolescent Public Mental Health Services System in Massachusetts: Policy Implications and Recommendations” (2002)

Consumer Quality Initiatives: “Testimony to Executive Office of Health and Human Services in Massachusetts, Voices of Youth in Transition Report” (2002)

Corporation for Supported Housing, “Key Issues in Supportive Housing for Transition Age Youth” (2005)

Corporation for Supported Housing: “New Homes, Brighter Futures: Profiles of Housing Programs for Young Adults” (2007)

Kern County (Ohio) Department of Mental Health MHSA Housing Program

Maine Medical Center, Department of Vocational Services: Richard Balser, “Transition-aged youth community practices” (2008)

Minnesota Medicaid Infrastructure Grant: Quarterly Report, July-September, 2002

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, Joseph Cocozza: “Youth with Mental Health Disorders: Issues and Emerging Responses” (2000)

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disabilities: “Paving the Way to Work: A Guide to Career Focused Mentoring for Youth with Disabilities” (2006)

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth Institute for Educational Leadership, “Tunnels and Cliffs: A Guide for Workforce Development Practitioners and Policymakers Serving Youth with Mental Health Needs” (2007)

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth Institute for Educational Leadership: “Making the Right Turn: A Guide About Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Corrections System” (2008)

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, Lindsey Woolsey and Judith Katz-Leavy, “Transition Youth with Mental Health Needs to Meaningful Employment and Independent Living” (2008)

National Conference of State Legislatures: Michelle Herman “A Difficult Passage: Helping Youth with Mental Illness Transition Into Adult Hood” (2006)

National Institute of Mental Health: “New Research to Help Youth with Mental Disorders Transition to Adulthood” (2007)

New Hampshire State Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council: “Transition Issues for Youth” (September, 2008)

Ohio Department of Mental Health: “Paving the Way for A New Day for Transition Age Youth and Young Adults in Ohio’s Mental Health System” (2007)

Ohio Transitional County Treatment Team, “Transitional Youth Assertive Community Treatment Team” (2006)

Oregon Department of Human Services Addiction and Mental Health Division, Rita McMillan, LCSW, “Transition Age Youth in Oregon: Considerations for a Statewide Model of Care”

Partnership for Youth Transition, “Overview of County Initiatives and Preliminary Findings on Transition to Adulthood for Youth and Young Adults with Mental Health Challenges”

Science Digest: Thomas Styron: “Troubled Youth in Transition: An Evaluation of Connecticut’s special services for individuals aging out of adolescent mental health programs” (2005)

Social Policy Report: Jean Rhodes and David L. DuBois, “Understanding and Facilitating the Youth Mentoring Movement” (2006)

Social Security Administration: “The Ticket to Work Program and Youth in Transition”

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Agency, Maryann Davis and Chris Koyangi “Summary for Center for Mental Health Services, Youth Transition Policy Meeting, National Experts Panel” (2005)

Transition to Independence Process (TIP) System, Hewitt B. ‘Rusty’ Clark, University of South Florida

United State Government Accountability Office, “Young Adults With Serious Mental Illness: Some States and Federal Agencies Are Taking Steps to Address Their Transition Challenges” (June, 2008)

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Table of Contents

Overview of Literature Search
Best Practices

I)      Access and Linkages
A. Cross Systems Approach
B. Care Coordination
C. Family Links
D. Workforce

II)     Population
A. Eligibility
B. Diverse Populations Involved with Youth in Transition
C. Schools (Screenings and Assessments)

III)   Services
         A. Overarching Service Needs
B. Employment
C. Education Services
D. Self-Determination and Empowerment
E. Youth Mentors
F. Clinical Services
G. Individualized and Person Centered Planning
H. Cultural Competence
I. Adult Skills Training

IV)   Financing
A. Overarching Funding including Blended Models
B. Youth Oriented Services
C. Employment and Education
             (Subset of Youth-Oriented Services)
D. Clinical Services

V)     Housing
A. Various Housing Options for Youth in Transition
B. YIT Services Linked to Housing
C. Housing Model Funding

VI)   Transition to Independence Process System (TIP)
        (Emerging Best Practice)



Literature Search: End Notes

Advisory Group Members