Young Minds Matter: Transition-Age YouthThe Hogg Foundation for Mental Health hosted the Young Minds Matter: Transition-Age Youth seminar in Houston, TX on April 3, 2013.
The free, one-day seminar brought together youth, families, school teachers, counselors and administrators, health care professionals, mental health service providers, advocates, community organizations, nonprofits and many others who care about the mental health of children, youth and their families. This year’s seminar focused on transition-age youth (TAY), young adults between ages 14 and 24. With a keynote presentation on the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model by Dr. Marc Fagan and three stimulating panel discussions, the conference focused on how to engage youth in their futures. The information-packed seminar highlighted strategies and tips for successfully transitioning youth. View the entire program here.
The transitional period from youth to adulthood, school to employment, dependence to independence can be stressful and troublesome for all young adults. This transitional time can be particularly difficult for youth living with mental health conditions and their families. TAY are faced with additional challenges as they navigate the complexity of finding new mental health care and support, employment and housing.
Check out the TIP Definition and Guidelines handout as well as our resources sheet for further information.