Between adolescence and adulthood: rehabilitation research to improve services for youth and young adults.

  title={Between adolescence and adulthood: rehabilitation research to improve services for youth and young adults.},
  author={Maryann Davis and Nancy M. Koroloff and Marsha Langer Ellison},
  journal={Psychiatric rehabilitation journal},
  volume={35 3},
University of Massachusetts Medical School Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (Transitions RTC) ENRM Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA In what ways are current evidencebased or informed services well suited for the needs of older adolescents or young adults (i.e., 16-30 year olds) with serious mental health conditions (SMHC)? In what ways would modifications improve their efficacy? These are the questions at the heart of this Special… 

Young Adult Services

The transition to legal and social adulthood involves not only newfound autonomy and opportunities, but also developmental challenges. This is especially the case for transitioning youth with mental

Mind the gap: a review of mental health service delivery for transition age youth

It is suggested that meeting the mental health needs of transition age youth requires optimization at systemic, organizational and programmatic levels and an ideal model of care should incorporate evidence-based approaches that are adapted to unique youth and community needs.

Adapting Supported Employment for Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions

This open trial feasibility study tracked the model’s development, recruitment, and retention and tracked vocational and educational outcomes for 12 months and resulted in the development of a separate educational specialist position, greater integration of the peer mentor with the vocational team, and further specification of the role of peer mentor.

Career Services for Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions: Innovations in the Field

Careers services provided to young adults with serious mental health conditions are examined, with providers describing unique adaptations including greater flexibility in service delivery, attending to the turbulence and developmental changes characteristic of this age group, use of social media, and a heightened willingness to meet young people where “they are at” both literally and figuratively.

Investing in the health and well-being of young adults.

A new paradigm of youth recovery: Implications for youth mental health service provision

Abstract The recovery model and practice orientation is promoted as a central feature of mental health service provision across the English speaking world. Yet the model relies on adult frameworks

A Developmental Study of Community Participation of Individuals With Serious Mental Illnesses: Implications for Policy and Practice

Results support the use of developmental frameworks for delivering mental health services and identify particular areas of community participation that policy and practice efforts might focus on to help individuals participate to a greater degree in areas that are important to them.

Mental Health Service Engagement Among Underserved Minority Adolescents and Young Adults: a Systematic Review

  • K. Moore
  • Psychology
    Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
  • 2018
Evidence supports incorporating family and natural supports in a developmentally appropriate way, facilitating independence, and attending to cultural context as key components of interventions designed to address the unmet need in underserved minority young adults.



The Transition to Adulthood among Adolescents Who Have Serious Emotional Disturbance.

This paper summarizes current knowledge on the transition to adulthood of youth with serious emotional disturbance in terms of epidemiology, effective interventions, and program models. The first

The transition to adulthood for youth who have serious emotional disturbance: Developmental transition and young adult outcomes

The transitional youth population is defined, the developmental tasks of transition are described, and the results of longitudinal studies that have tracked functional outcomes of transitional youth into young adulthood are summarized.

Within-state availability of transition-to-adulthood services for youths with serious mental health conditions.

Across the United States transition support services are lacking and the adult system in particular will require major transformation to provide the service capacity that is needed to meet the current standards of transition service accessibility for young Americans with serious mental health conditions.

Community-based study of the transition to adulthood for adolescents with psychiatric disorder.

While adolescents with psychiatric disorder in this community-based study had outcomes that were somewhat more favorable than those of adolescents with Psychiatric disorder in prior treatment-based studies, they nonetheless are at high risk of failing to meet young adult role expectations.

The young adult chronic patient: overview of a population.

A new generation of persistently dysfunctional young adults (aged 18 to 35) has emerged in the community, requiring new programs in community care and a case study of one young patient who visited the center sporadically over a 12-year period illustrates the treatment problems such patients pose.

Implementing Evidence-Based Employment Services in New Zealand for Young Adults with Psychosis: Progress during the First Five Years

This practice evaluation demonstrates how occupational therapists can play a key role in providing vocational services for young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis. By implementing the

What are the benefits of evidence-based supported employment for patients with first-episode psychosis?

The results suggest that implementing evidence-based supported employment within an early intervention service increases employment and education opportunities for patients within the service.

On the frontier of adulthood: Theory, research, and public policy.

"On the Frontier of Adulthood" reveals a startling new fact: adulthood no longer begins when adolescence ends. A lengthy period before adulthood, often spanning the twenties and even extending into

Individual placement and support for individuals with recent-onset schizophrenia: integrating supported education and supported employment.

The distribution of return to school, work or their combination in this group of individuals with recent-onset schizophrenia supports the view that an integrated program of supported education and supported employment fits this initial period of illness.

Age group differences in response to treatment for problematic alcohol use.

It is concluded that patient age is a variable which should be considered when testing patient-treatment matching hypotheses.