Improving Life Trajectories for Young Adults with Mental Health Challenges
Source: Youth MOVE National
Resource Type: Documents and Print Media
Audience(s): City or County Agency Staff, Community Member or Organization, Educators, Health or Mental Health Professional, School Staff or Administrators
SAMHSA’s grants to promote successful transition to adulthood delineate clear expectations that grantees will create, expand, and sustain youth and young adult-driven and family-supported services and infrastructure that leverage state-of-the-art program implementation. (Note: These grants provide venture capital to launch and sustain structural changes at the system level that result in improved services and supports for young adults with mental health concerns.) This issue brief discusses how two states and one county were able to sustain services and supports for young adults of transition age beyond federal grant dollars and expands upon effective strategies for establishing developmentally appropriate, responsive, and youth and young adult-driven approaches for this population.