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Appealing Features of Vocational Supports for Latino and non-Latino TAYYA

The goal of this study was to provide information to help form a better foundation for the next version of culturally informed employment programs for transition age youth and young adults (TAYYA) with serious mental health conditions with a particular focus on Latinos.The qualitative study investigated consumer perspectives concerning what programmatic, cultural, developmental and contextual factors encourage participation in three prominent adult employment support models (Clubhouses, IPS programs, or vocational rehabilitation delivered through state agencies of VR) among Latino and Non-Latino (TAYYA) with serious mental health conditions. In many cases, the qualitative interviews were conducted by trained TAYYA consumers working as Project Associates on the RTC.

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Research Brief

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Presentation Slides

Transition Aged Youth and Young Adult (TAYYA) Men and Women with Serious Mental Health Conditions and Vocational Rehabilitation
March 22, 2011
Rosalie Torres Stone and Lisa Smith

Young Adult Employment and Mental Health (YEAS) Study
March 6, 2012
Rosalie Torres Stone

Journal Article

Appealing Features of Vocational Support Services for Hispanic and non-Hispanic Transition Age Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions
Torres Stone, R., Delman, J., McKay, C., & Smith, L. M. (2015). Appealing features of vocational support services for Hispanic and non-Hispanic transition age youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions.  The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 42, (4) 452-465.


The Role of Supportive Relationships in Finding and Keeping a Job: A Study of Transition Age Youth and Young Adult Mental Health Consumers Enrolled in Vocational Support Programs
Rosalie A. Torres Stone, PhD, Lisa M. Smith, BA, Jonathan Delman, JD, MPH, PhD, Jennifer Whitney, Amanda Costa, and Alicia Dinn