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SAMHSA News - Volume XI, Number 1, Winter 2003

Transition to Adulthood: SAMHSA Helps Vulnerable Youth

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Grantees: Partnerships for Youth Transition

  • Maine's Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services is operating "Portfolio for Success," which is unique in including youth with newly emerging serious mental illnesses in its target population. The state is partnering with the Maine Medical Center, which provides evidence-based mental health treatment services and cutting-edge employment services.

  • Minnesota's PACT 4 Families (Putting All Communities Together) Collaborative—a joint-powers agreement among county governments, public school districts, and more than 85 other partners-is expanding an existing model of individualized support for young people into a rural model of a complete system of care for mental health at all stages of a person's life.

  • Pennsylvania's Allegheny County Department of Human Services is running its "Comprehensive Youth Transition" program, which coordinates a comprehensive set of services for youth and their families that ranges from mental health treatment to housing assistance to enhancing living skills to job training and assistance.

  • Utah's Division of Mental Health and partnering organizations are operating "Project RECONNECT (Responsibilities, Education, Competency, Opportunities, Networking, Neighborhood, Employment, and Collaboration for Transition)" to mobilize and coordinate community resources to help youth at risk maximize their potential en route to adulthood.

  • Washington State's Clark County Regional Support Network is building upon its existing system of care for transition-age youth to further develop a comprehensive, integrated system via enhancements that include previously developed models of the Transition to Independence Project and the Transitional Assertive Community Treatment team.
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