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Behavioral Health Disorders and Employment for Justice Involved Adolescents April 18, 2018 Edward Mulvey and Carol Schubert
Description: This webinar examined and compared patterns of education and employment over a 7 year period for justice-involved adolescent offenders with and without mental health conditions. The presenters shared findings on:
1) The influence of mental health status on employment and education outcomes; 2) How symptoms might are related to markers of successful employment and how employment might affect symptoms; and 3) How interventions can be focused to assist these youth in achieving positive employment experiences.
This webinar asks participants to consider the ways in which the mental health system creates disabilities among people with mental health conditions. Ms. Mullen guides participants through the messages and actions taken and/or encouraged by the system that create the "system effects" that are commonly misinterpreted as psychiatric symptoms. She’ll talk about the triggering events that lead to “system effects” and the negative trajectory, such as poverty, unemployment, and social isolation that are typically associated with mental health diagnoses. The webinar also focuses on how supporting the normative, developmentally relevant pathways of young people prevents system effects and the disabilities experienced by older adults in mental health services by focusing on developing human capital among young adults with mental health conditions. This webinar will show how higher education consistently insulates people from unemployment, provides a livable wage, and provides access to employment opportunities that, by design, naturally accommodate for periods of symptom exacerbation. Ms. Mullen will introduce webinar participants to HYPE, Helping Youth on the Path to Employment, a new service that modernizes the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment by prioritizing education as a critical vocational step for young adults to ensure economic self-sufficiency and prevent disability.
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