RTC Presentations on Youth Employment, Education Now Available

Now Available Online: RTC Presentations from 2016 Tampa Conference!

May 19, 2016

Transitions RTC Updates

Transitions RTC Presentations:

Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health Conference, March 13-16, 2016 in Tampa, Florida


Through research, training, and dissemination activities, the Transitions RTC aims to improve the supports for youth and young adults, ages 14-30,with serious mental health conditions who are trying to successfully complete their schooling or training and move into rewarding work lives.


Check out presentation slides by clicking on the titles below!

Supporting the Higher Education Goals of Young Adults with Mental Illness: State of the Practice

March 14, 2016

Heather Ringeisen, Marsha Langer Ellison, Kathleen Biebel, & Shums Alikhan

Employment for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions: The Employer Perspective

March 14, 2016

Lisa Smith, Charles Lidz, & Walter Cunningham

Young Adult Voice in the Now is the Time- Healthy Transitions (NITT-HT) Initiative

March 16, 2016

Amanda Costa & Emily Lichvar

Specifying the Maryland Model of Service for Transition-age Youth & Young Adults

March 16, 2016

Mason Haber , Maryann Davis, & Steven Reeder

NITT-Healthy Transitions Evaluation Overview

March 16, 2016

Mason Haber, Ariana Napier, Amy Ryder-Burge, Heather Ringeisen, & Emily Lichvar

Collecting Histories of Education and Employment Activities from Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions

(Poster Presentation)

March, 14, 2016

Kathryn Sabella, Peter Bui, Laura Golden, & Kathleen Biebel



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Activities of the Transitions RTC are supported by funding from the US Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (NIDRR grant H133B140040). Additional funding provided by UMass Medical School's Commonwealth Medicine division. All content does not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agencies and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

The Transitions RTC is part of the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center, a Massachusetts Dept. of Mental Health Research Center of Excellence.