ERIC Number: ED332421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Youth in Transition: A Description of Selected Transition Programs Serving Adolescents with Emotional Disabilities. Youth in Transition Project.
Modrcin, Matthew J.; And Others
This monograph addresses the transition needs of adolescents with serious emotional disabilities, describing programs in various settings and states. An introductory chapter discusses the concept of transition and outlines service components. Findings from a national survey of 53 transition programs are then presented. Findings indicated that 60% of the programs offered transition planning. Transition services offered by the majority of programs were, in rank order, independent living skills, career education, interpersonal relationship skills, leisure time training, and vocational training. Over 72% of the programs reported that parents were involved in planning and determining interventions on behalf of their adolescent. Descriptions of the 53 programs are then provided, categorized into five areas: transition programs integrated within residential treatment settings; hospital-based transition programs; school-based programs; case management programs; and transition programs that are components of multi-service agencies targeting adolescents and young adults. Each program description discusses funding, philosophy, staffing, program components, and services. (Six references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.