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Promise for the Future

How Federal Programs Can Improve Career Outcomes for Youth & Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions
Free PDF download. Published March 2013. This publication examines various federal programs that can provide assistance in meeting the educational, vocational and basic supports needs of youth and young adults (from ages 16 to 30) with serious mental health conditions (SMHCs). It briefly examines the breadth and scope of available assistance and offers recommendations to improve state, local and federal policy. The information is intended for a diverse audience including policymakers, those assisting youth and young adults (family members and professionals) and individuals and groups that advocate for improved public policy. More Info

Promise for the Future (Program Factsheets)

A Compendium of Fact Sheets on Federal Programs for Transition-Age Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions
Free PDF download. Published 2012. This compendium of fact sheets describes 34 programs administered by the federal government that could help young people (14-30 year-olds) gain a firm footing on the path to a career and independent living. While some programs may target a broad population, others only serve a subset of youth and young adults, such as individuals age 18 to 25. It should be noted that only programs authorized and funded in Fiscal Year 2012 are included; the compendium does not include proposals or programs that do not have funding. More Info

Moving On

Federal Programs to Assist Transition-Age Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions
Myriad federal programs can address the wide range of needs of youth with serious mental health conditions who are transitioning into adulthood. In this November 2008 update, the Bazelon Center identifies 56 programs, run by 20 or more different agencies in nine departments of the federal government. More Info

Moving On

Analysis of Federal Programs Funding Services for Transition-Age Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions
An analysis of 56 programs that can assist transition-age youth with serious mental health conditions. Areas covered range from mental health and substance abuse services to education, housing and juvenile justice. (updated November 2008) More Info
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