Transition Age Youth in Publicly Funded Systems: Identifying High-Risk Youth for Policy Planning and Improved Service Delivery

  title={Transition Age Youth in Publicly Funded Systems: Identifying High-Risk Youth for Policy Planning and Improved Service Delivery},
  author={Craig Anne Heflinger and Cheri Hoffman MMFT},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED) face many challenges as they approach the transition to adulthood and adult services. This study examines publicly funded transition-age youth in order to describe the numbers and type of youth in need of policy and service planning in one state. Using Medicaid enrollment and claims/encounter data, youth with high risk of transition difficulties were identified in the following groups: SED, state custody/foster care or risk of custody, users of… CONTINUE READING

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