This panel discussion will explore practices from the perspective of two parents and two young people who have navigated the transition age years. This webinar should be applicable to professionals working with TAY in any public system of care, such as mental health, behavioral health, and juvenile justice.
Transition Age Youth (TAY) are young people (ages 16-25) who are transitioning out of the child mental health system and into the adult mental health system. During this transition period, strong engagement is particularly crucial and often challenging for a variety of reasons. Young people who are engaged in services are more likely to bond with service providers, participate in treatment planning, direct treatment goals, remain in service longer, and report higher levels of satisfaction. We will explore the following three topic areas:
Common barriers or challenges to engagement
Successful and unsuccessful engagement strategies
Engagement strategies specific to increasing involvement in care planning