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Specifying the Maryland Transition-age Youth Program Model

PI: Mason Haber, PhD
Project Coordinator: Lauren Davis, BA
Time Frame: 5/1/15 - 9/30/15
Funded By: SAMHSA Prime 14-027G / subaward 101846D from University of Maryland

The project was designed to assist the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration in efforts to specify its statewide model for serving transition-age youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions as developed through its federally funded Healthy Transition Initiative (HTI) and locally funded programs for the population. The Maryland Model included an array of core services delivered to all youth and young adults, including person-centered planning, intensive case management, and skills training activities, as well as ancillary evidence-based psychiatric rehabilitation interventions delivered to address needs of individual youth where indicated, including interventions to assist with employment, education, and independent living in the community as well as treatment for specific psychiatric and co-occurring disorders. Activities included a synthesis of the current literature and expert panel reviews of best practices for the population, site visits to collect data on current HTI-funded sites, and development of a manual and fidelity instrument to help Maryland better describe and assess implementation of its model.