On their path to adulthood, transition-age youth (ages 16-25 years old) are presented with many opportunities and challenges, particularly for those living with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. At 18, individuals move from the children’s mental health system into one designed for adults, a system that often fails to meet the unique needs of this age group.
Join us on Thursday, April 5 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET to learn more about the needs of transition-age youth, as well as how to engage in support and service provision that can help motivate youth to take control of their physical health and well-being.
This webinar will be moderated by Dana Lange and Dr. Robyn Martin from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Guest speakers Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith, National Council for Behavioral Health; Taylor Blanco, Youth M.O.V.E. Broward South Florida Wellness Network; and Melissa Robinson Graves, CHRIS Training Institute, will share strategies and success stories on engaging youth with serious mental illness in services, as well as encouraging youth to focus on their own holistic health and wellness.
Participants will have advance access to a series of fact sheets and infographics on topics related to transition-age youth, like managing obesity, medication side effects, physical health and more!