The RTC supports youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions who may face obstacles in learning and working. The tools and resources produced promote the full participation in socially valued roles of transition-age youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions.
A national initiative working to identify and promote best practice and policy that will create strong and closely coordinated partnerships and collaborations between families, youth, advocates, community and residential service providers, and oversight agencies.
The goal of this guide is to provide a range of different stakeholders with information and best practices for peer support and leadership in early intervention for psychosis (EIP) services. Audiences that may find this manual to be useful include state-level administrators, clinical directors, peer and family advocates, young people, and early intervention planning committee members, as well as researchers and others with an interest in youth and peer involvement. This document includes many concrete examples of exemplary or innovative services, projects and individuals (see “spotlights”), and a comprehensive appendix of resources is offered at the end of the guide. Unlike many other U.S. peer support manuals, the aim of this guide is to provide coverage of a broad range of domains in which peers might assume leadership or advisory roles. These include program development and planning, direct service delivery (including peer support), public outreach and engagement, clinician education, and quality improvement and evaluation.
This summary brief can provide and guide administrators and policy makers through cost implications for considering investing in a System of Care approach. It includes examples of cost savings measures at both the state and local levels.
This report documents what is known about the return on investment, specifically cost savings, from systems of care, summarizing data from national studies and from states and communities that have produced this type of information. This document summarizes highlights of cost savings. The appendix of this document, “Full Descriptions of Analyses of Return on Investment in Systems of Care,” includes full descriptions of findings from the CMHI national evaluation, other multi-site evaluations, and findings from individual states and communities.