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Transition of Youth and Young Adults with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: An Evidence-Supported Handbook

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Keywords:

transition, transition of youth, emotional disturbances, behavioral difficulties, mental health, child welfare

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Hewitt B. “Rusty”

Abstract

Transition of Youth and Young Adults with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: An Evidence-Supported Handbook, edited by HEWITT B."Rusty" Clark,  provides an overview of a transition to adulthood model for youth and young adults with mental health issues and illustrates its application in eight sustaining community programs. The Transition Handbook aims to help transition specialists, general and special educators, school psychologists, mental health practicieners, and administrators support youth and young adults in setting goals and achieving positive outcomes across employment, education, and community settings. Throughout the book, vignettes and first-person testimonials strengthen readers' awareness of the challenges young people experience and how effective transition services can make a difference. The Transition Handbook also has chapters to assist administrators and policy-makers in addressing system reform and policy issues. In addition to Dr. Clark serving as editor and coauthoring numerous chapters, Nicole Deschenes has also co-authored a chapter on Quality Improvement.

Citation

The Transition Handbook: Clark, H. B., & Unruh, D. K. (2009). Transition of youth and young adult with emotional or behavioral difficulties: An evidence-supported handbook. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

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