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Support of Schooling & Early Employment in Justice-System Involved Emerging Adults

The goal of this study was to complete the early steps of the scientific process of establishing a vocational support model for transition age youth and young adults (TAYYA) with juvenile or criminal justice system histories. The study  conducted the feasibility work for developing a “Life Coaches” vocational support component to address the vocational needs of TAYYA with serious mental health conditions and a recent arrest or release from incarceration. Consumer input on how to modify the already existing “Life Coach” adaptation of Multisystemic Therapy (MST; Henggeler, 1996) guided this research. The study specified the adaptations in a manual, develop a fidelity measure, examine the ability of the intervention to recruit and retain clients, and conducted a pilot randomized control trial. 

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Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults (MST-EA): Treating Emerging Adult Offenders who have Mental Health Conditions
March 3, 2014
Maryann Davis, Ashli Sheidow, and Michael McCort

Using LIfe Coaches to Provide Vocational Support to Emerging Adults
March 6, 2012
Maryann Davis and Ashli Sheidow

Individual Fidelity Measure Development for Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults
March 6, 2012
Maryann Davis and Ashli Sheidow

Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults: Recidivism Reduction for Those with Mental Illness
March 21, 2011
Ashli Sheidow, Maryann Davis, Charles Lidz, and Michael McCart