Upcoming Webinar: "How Can We Learn About the Effectiveness of Transition Programs for Youth and Young Adults?"
Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 10am – 11:00am PST / 1pm – 2:00pm EST
The Healthy Transition Initiative (HTI) was a five year grant program funded by SAMHSA from 2009-2014. The purpose of HTI was to explore the most effective ways to deliver transition oriented services that would result in positive outcomes for young adults (ages 16-25) with serious mental health challenges. This webinar will report on an analysis of National Outcome Measure (NOMs) data about individual HTI participants and their outcomes. Data from seven HTI grantees, 19 local communities, and over 1500 young people are included in the analysis. In addition to a multi-faceted description of the personal situation of the participants at baseline, this webinar will explore change on three outcomes: social connectedness, mental health symptoms, and daily functioning. Using multivariate analysis, significant change was found between intake and 6 months follow-up on all three outcomes. This improvement was sustained at 12-month follow-up. Limitations of the data and their effect on interpretation of the results will be discussed.
- Diane Sondheimer, Deputy Chief, Child, Adolescent and Family Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Kirstin Painter, Director of Evaluation, Division of Service and System Improvement, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Gwen White, Senior Policy Associate, National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
- Nancy Koroloff, Research Professor, Pathways Research and Training Center, Portland State University
NOTE: At this time, Pathways RTC cannot offer CEUs for webinar attendance.