ERIC Number: ED445472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Filling in the Gaps: Funding Services To Support Youth and Young Adults as They Transition into Adulthood.
Stimac, Douglas J.; Davis, Cliff; Fick, Kristy; Clark, Hewitt B.; Deschenes, Nicole
This study investigated the various funding sources used by programs which serve and support youth and young adults with emotional and/or behavioral disabilities (EBD) as they transition into adulthood. Initial data from a survey of 18 program sites in Florida that are serving this target population resulted in the identification of more than 40 discrete funding sources, including: (1) five federal programs which may each have several components under which funding might be obtained; (2) six state categorical systems that directly or indirectly support services for portions of this population; and (3) dozens of local sources which can be organized into almost a dozen types of fund sources. No more than 6 of the 18 surveyed agencies make use of any one of the named fund sources, with most fund sources used by only two or three agencies. This distribution amplifies the point that every agency and community utilizes different resources to meet the needs of the young people in this transition-aged population. The most commonly employed source is private funds, such as those obtained through charitable giving or from private businesses that choose to support efforts on behalf of this population. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Knowledge Level, Private Financial Support, Surveys, Transitional Programs, Young Adults
For full text:: http://www.fmhi.usf.edu/institute/pubs/bysubject.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Inst.; University of South Florida, Tampa. Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.
Identifiers - Location: Florida