Resources address the mental health needs of transitioning youth and developing services to support them, including State and local examples.
Connecting Youth and Adult Mental Health Services to Reduce Homelessness Among Emancipated Youth (PDF - 202 KB)
Honoring Emancipated Youth at United Way of the Bay Area (2009)
Explores the issues faced by youth with mental health needs as they emancipate.
Transitioning to Adulthood for Young Adults With Mental Health Issues (PDF - 167 KB)
Gralinski-Bakker, Hauser, Billings, Allen, Lyons, & Melton (2005)
Highlights key points from two chapters in On Your Own Without a Net: The Transition to Adulthood for Vulnerable Populations addressing the experiences of young adults with mental disorders who are transitioning to adulthood, including information on treatment options, outcomes, and resilience in youth.
Transitioning Youth With Mental Health Needs to Meaningful Employment and Independent Living (PDF - 1,505 KB)
Woolsey & Katz-Leavy (2008)
Discusses the findings of a federally funded study that investigated successful strategies for assisting youth with mental health needs as they transition to postsecondary education, employment, and independent lives. The report includes case studies of five promising program sites and identifies successful program design features.
Youth Empowerment and Participation in Mental Health Care (PDF - 5,099 KB)
Portland State University, Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
Focal Point, 23(2), 2009
Highlights a number of successful and innovative efforts to promote youth voice and youth empowerment.
Transition Age Youth in Oregon: Considerations for a Statewide Model of Care (PDF - 119 KB)
Discusses the multiple system barriers at the Federal, State, and community levels that contribute to the problems faced by transition-age youth in Oregon, and presents a statewide model of care for ensuring transition-age youth receive the mental health services they need.