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Adolescents with emotional handicaps experience multiple challenges as they leave youth serving systems and attempt to find their place in society. Without adequate preparation or established linkages to the adult system to facilitate this transition, they are bound to become lost until their symptoms dictate intervention. Service delivery efforts must be sensitive to these issues and begin to realistically address the transition needs of this population. A framework which can be used as a guide for developing transition oriented programs and nine integrative principles will be discussed hear as a means to stimulate thinking about the provision of transition services.
Social work with youth, Youth -- Mental health services, Young adults -- Mental health services, Social work with children
Social Policy | Social Welfare | Social Work
Portland State University. Regional Research Institute, "Focal Point, Volume 02 Number 01" (1987). Research and Training Center - Focal Point. 4.