Practicing Recovery: Empowerment and Independence for Youth in Transition


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Issue 10: April 2017

Practicing Recovery: Empowerment and Independence for Youth in Transition

In this issue of Practicing Recovery, we look at how the behavioral health workforce can support transition-age youth as they plan for their futures and live meaningful, autonomous lives.

Young people between the ages of 16 and 25 have a unique set of needs and culture all their own. Consequently, behavioral health providers must customize their approaches and services in ways that respect young people's goals and hopes for the future and support them as they transition into adulthood. With the support of their families, communities, and providers, young people can move toward education, employment, and social opportunities that are empowering and fulfilling. Read more.

Transition-age Youth Resources:
This issue of Practicing Recovery has resources for both youth in transition and the providers who serve them. Learn more.

Thought Leader

Dr. Marsha Ellison, Deputy Director of the Transitions Research and Training Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, talks about how education and employment are critical to... Read more


Program Spotlight

Learn how the Pathways to Positive Futures Research and Training Center in Portland, Oregon, includes the perspectives of young people in recovery and their families to... Read more


Five Tips

Five things YOU can do now to integrate a recovery orientation into your work with transition-age youth... Read more


Upcoming Recovery to Practice (RTP) Webinar Series

Join us for our series on transition-age youth this spring, once a month on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET.

March 1
Youth Leadership Benefits Engagement and Resiliency

View the archived webinar

March 15
Overcoming Cultural and Service Gaps Experienced by Tribal Members in the Criminal Justice System

View the archived webinar

April 19
Transition-age Youth: First Episode Psychosis and RAISE Model


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FREE CME: New on-demand courses!

Clinical Decision Support for Practitioners Serving Individuals with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
This two-part series offers information and resources for physicians, clinicians, and other practitioners serving individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. Learn more!

Upcoming Events

May 14–20
May is Mental Health Month!

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