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ERIC Number: EJ1069135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Transition Planning for Youth with Special Health Care Needs (YSHCN) in Illinois Schools
Bargeron, Jodie; Contri, Darcy; Gibbons, Linda J.; Ruch-Ross, Holly S.; Sanabria, Kathy
Journal of School Nursing, v31 n4 p253-260 Aug 2015
"Transition Planning for Youth with Special Health Care Needs (YSHCN)" chronicles the research and work completed by agencies in Illinois to provide examples of best practice in transition planning. Increasing numbers of YSHCN survive into adulthood creating a need for focus on the transition to adult life for these young people, including meeting health care needs. As a part of the Transitions project, the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the University of Illinois at Chicago Division of Specialized Care for Children surveyed Illinois public high schools to identify transition planning efforts, staff training needs and used those results to develop and implement training. A natural way to organize health services is by integration with school transition services. The credentialed school nurse would be the ideal person to contribute to the development of the health care transition plans based on the student's heath care provider's medical management plan.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS), Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Grant or Contract Numbers: D70MC12840