Healthy Transitions grantees implement a range of different service delivery models to treat and support young adults of transition age. These models range from more traditional youth-serving models to newer models that have blended best practice approaches for working with young adults. In this grantee-led webinar, presenters highlight their experiences implementing their selected service models and discuss key considerations for Healthy Transitions grantees.
Now Is The Time TA Center (SAMHSA)
Peer-to-peer helping is based on the premise that when young people have problems, they often turn to friends for help. This model is effective at improving school climate, linking students to formal and informal supports, and reducing youth violence, including bullying and suicide. The session outlines the essential elements of a successful program, and includes a grantee-led overview of the Natural Helpers program in Fairbanks Native Association, a Healthy Transitions grantee.
Many youth and young adults experience both mental health and substance use disorders simultaneously, a condition referred to as co-occurring disorders (COD). This fact sheet on COD among young adults is written to help providers, administrators, and other youth-serving staff in understanding young adult COD and providing effective interventions.
This issue brief describes the policy changes that Healthy Transitions grantees implemented between 2014-2018 to support youth and young adults of transition age. Healthy Transitions grantees, System of Care sites, and other planners and policymakers can use these examples as a springboard for their own efforts.
In this Healthy Transitions webinar, Maryann Davis (Transitions ACR) describes why child-serving and adult-serving mental health systems should be strong partners with System of Care and Healthy Transitions communities. Dr. Davis explores some of the challenges to that partnership and provides examples of successful partnerships.