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Presented at the 22nd Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 2000 Room: Salon E & F
Presenting: Joan Mikula; Ann Capoccia; Evelyn Frankford
All Authors for this paper: Joan Mikula; Ann Capoccia; Evelyn Frankford
Presentation Type: poster presentation
Synopsis: Over the last three years, the Massachusetts (MA) Department of Mental Health (DMH) has developed a Statewide Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Initiative that addresses the needs of youth and young adults with serious mental health needs. MA DMH now deploys resources based on three years of legislative appropriations to implement new initiatives in every area of the state to improve services for the transition age population (16-25), based on the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) framework: housing services, education and vocational services, career and employment services, community rehabilitation support, youth centers, clubhouses, flexible support and wraparound services, youth development and family support, and peer mentoring. DMH redesigned supported housing, supported employment, and case management to better appeal to this group and created a statewide system of supports that also includes community wraparound services, specialized treatment and peer mentoring.
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Session Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM