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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference

Partnerships for Youth Transition: Evaluating the Planning, Implementation, and Progress/Outcomes of Community Initiatives

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Session Number: 43 Room: Salon A

Presentation Type: symposium

Chair: Hewitt B. "Rusty" Clark Discussant: Maryann Davis

Synopsis: In 2002, five Partnerships for Youth Transition (PYT) community sites were funded for the purpose of planning, developing, implementing, and documenting models of comprehensive community-based programs to assist in improving the outcomes for youth and young adults with SED/SMI as they prepare for and enter adulthood. This symposium provides data on the: (a) processes and instruments used in the planning and implementation of the transition models at the sites, (b) demographic characteristics and experiences, (c) service utilization and satisfaction, and (d) preliminary findings on progress and outcome indicators for young people. The implementation experiences and findings from across the sites will contribute to the field's instrumentation and knowledge base related to program design, youth and family progress, community partnerships, and system/policy reform.

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Session Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Utilization of Data from Young People and Other Partners in Implementation of a Transition System

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Presenting: Gwen White; Sheila Bell

All Authors for this paper: Gwen White; Sheila Bell

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: As a Partnership for Youth Transition (PYT) grantee community, Allegheny County System of Care Initiatives (SOCI) has worked with transition aged young adults to inform the overall planning and implementation of a transition system. This presentation will discuss that partnership as well as how evaluation and quality improvement processes and data are used to inform decision making in the system of care. SOCI's preliminary data findings from the PYT descriptive study will be presented along with a discussion of a two-year outcomes study that is currently being conducted with transition aged youth.

Enhancing a Transition Program through Process and Outcome Data: Methodology and Findings

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Presenting: Nancy Koroloff; Lyn Gordon; Michael Pullmann

All Authors for this paper: Nancy Koroloff; Lyn Gordon; Michael Pullmann

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: Clark County Options is a project that aims to build an enhanced system of treatment to address the particular difficulties that youth with emotional or behavioral difficulties face in making a successful transition to adulthood. The program provides youth centered supports focused on the life domains that are most critical during the transition years:ôeducation, employment, housing, and community life adjustment. Staff work with youth in flexible, innovative, non-clinical ways. Initial findings from a process and outcome evaluation suggest that the Options is successful at engaging youth and improving outcomes.

An Analysis of PYT Cross-Site Findings: Demographics, Progress, and Outcome Indicators

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Presenting: Nicole DeschÍnes; Peter Gamache; Hewitt Clark

All Authors for this paper: Nicole DeschÍnes; Peter Gamache; Hewitt Clark

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: The Transition to Adulthood Assessment Protocol (TAAP) has been developed to secure the initial and ongoing status and progress indicators of youth and young adults (14- 26 years old) with serious emotional disturbances and severe mental illness. This presentation will describe how the TAAP battery was developed, how it is being applied, and provide findings from preliminary analyses of the cross-site data on demographics, progress, and outcome indicators for the overall pool of youth participants being served and for some sub-samples of the young people (e.g., youth who are homeless at intake, youth involved in juvenile justice).