Family involvement in transition to adulthood.

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Family involvement in transition

Abstract: Presenters from various backgrounds (family members, service providers, and researchers) share their perspectives on how to involve services and families in ways that are preferred by youth and young adults with disabilities. Ideas and tips for how to navigate conflicts between youth and family, information about family support organizations, and a better understanding of the family journey are also provided. Discussion explains the developmental, legal, and confidentiality issues that affect young people; the balancing act between families and providers; the role of mentors and adult allies; and the strengths and needs of diverse families. Run time: 1 hour.

NARIC Accession Number: O19212.  What's this?
Author(s): Bergan, Johanna; Bumpus, Sandy; Jivanjee, Pauline; ; Penn, Marlene; Spencer, Sandra; White, Gwen.
Project Number: H133B090019.
Publisher(s): Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures: Supporting Successful Transition for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions, Portland State University, Regional Research Institute for Human Services, PO Box 751, Portland, OR, 97207-0751; 503/725-8313.
Publication Year: 2011.
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Descriptor Terms: ADVOCACY, AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES, FAMILY LIFE, FAMILY-CENTERED CARE, LEGAL CONCERNS, MENTAL HEALTH, NATIVE AMERICANS, PROGRAMS, SERVICE DELIVERY, SERVICE INTEGRATION, TRANSITION, YOUTH.