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Summary of Center for Mental Health Services Youth Transition Policy Meeting: National Experts Panel
Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
  • Maryann Davis, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Chris Koyanagi, Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
Date
1-1-2005
Document Type
Other
Medical Subject Headings
Young Adult; Adolescent; Adolescent Health Services; Child; Child Health Services; Mental Disorders; Child Welfare; Public Policy
Abstract
Summary: The appropriateness and completion of developmental supports for youth and young adults with serious mental health (MH) conditions during the transition to adulthood are the focus of this paper. This paper presents evidence that current policies and practices are generally inappropriate and foreshortened at the critical juncture when youth with serious MH conditions are on the threshold of becoming functioning adults in our society. Based on the research literature on youth development (both for adolescents with and without serious MH conditions) and on current system configurations and exemplary practices, this paper puts forward a framework for judging federal policies and programs and for developing recommendations for change. Citation: Davis, M., Koyanagi, C. (2005). Summary of Center for Mental Health Services youth transition policy meeting: National experts panel. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services.
Citation Information
Maryann Davis and Chris Koyanagi. "Summary of Center for Mental Health Services Youth Transition Policy Meeting: National Experts Panel" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/maryann_davis/13/