Research Collaborative on Transition Age Youth & Young Adult Mental HealthFacilitated by: Maryann Davis, PhD (Director,Transitions RTC), Nancy Koroloff, PhD, and Janet Walker, PhD (Co-Directors, Pathways RTC)
Our goal is to use a knowledge sharing Wiki to form a national partnership of researchers interested in improving the lives and outcomes of transition age youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions. We aim to provide a place that fosters new collaborations among researchers with shared interests in this field while also offering key resources in a central location.Sign up to receive periodic updates from the group!
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Success! The 26th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference
It was great seeing you all in Tampa! See you next year in 2014!



Summary from 2011 Meeting.doc
Summary from 2012 Meeting


Resource Highlight: Identifying Transition-Age Youth Using Existing Surveys

The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics released Identifying Transition-Age Youth Using Existing Surveys (PDF). Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health as a framework, this paper identifies definitions of disability for transition-age youth that can be used to compare and contrast statistics on the characteristics and outcomes of this population across different surveys.



58% of members polled (total polled=178 National Council member organizations) said they do not have a specific program for Transition Age Youth (approx. 16-21). However, when asked to identify 3-5 innovative programs that they would like to implement, many specified that they would like to offer programs specifically for young adults of transition age.

Study suggests that over 80% of individuals experience a MH condition by age 21.
http://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(10)00950-0/abstract

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Science News » Many Teens Considering Suicide Do Not Receive Specialized Mental Health Care

Many teens who are thinking about or who have attempted suicide often do not see a mental health professional.
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1) What is a Wiki? A collaborative web site, allowing participation by users. See Help-About Us for a description of how a wiki is intended to be used and promotes community building.

2) How to Join this Wiki
Signing in allows you to edit our pages and adds your name to our membership directory to facilitate collaboration with other researchers in this field.
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Keep your Wikispaces Username and Password handy as you will need it each time you log into this site.

3) What does this Wiki have to offer?

You will have access to researchers all over the country who have a shared interest in transition age youth and young adults with mental health conditions. You can discuss topics with them, or contact them for collaboration. You will also have access to numerous resources for researchers in this field, and you even have the opportunity to add to these resources. Specific topic areas include:
  • Reports: Please browse and add to these collections!
    Reports on Work
  • Reports on Schooling
  • Reports on the Justice System
  • Reports on Policy and Systems
  • Reports on Services and Programs
  • A Membership Directory: Use this to contact other researchers to discuss potential collaborations or for input on your research!
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Helpful Resources and Links
  • Announcements and Events
  • A Discussion Page: Use our discussion board to pose questions to the group, seek out information, or share information with the group.

Questions? Comments? Please email us at transitionsrtc@umassmed.edu

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