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Adapting Evidence-Based Supported Employment for Transition Age Youth

This study begins to develop a supported employment model tailored for transition age youth and young adults (TAYYA) with serious mental health conditions. This was a feasibility study of an adaptation to the Individualized Placement and Support (IPS) model, which is an evidence-based supported employment approach for adults with serious mental health conditions. This adaptation for TAYYA builds on a previous adaptation of IPS that is a combined Supported Employment-Supported Education (SE/SEd) model for use with adults with first episode psychosis, who are typically young adults.  The TAYYA adaptation adds a peer mentoring component to the SE/SEd IPS model.  Feasibility work included manual development, a small trial to work out clinical issues, then a small pilot study to assess the clinical approach, research design, and the appropriateness of the research measures.

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Research Brief

Supported Employment Adapted for Young Adults With Peer Mentors: A Feasibility Study 

Tip Sheet

Making it Work: Vocational Peer Mentors for Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions 

Presentation Slides

Vocational Peer Mentors: Perspectives of Early Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions
March 3, 2014
Vanessa Vorhies, Kathryn Sabella, Marsha Ellison, and Marc Fagan

PRA Recovery Workforce Summit: 2014 Annual Conference: Adapting the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model of Supported Employment for Early Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions
June 22-24, 2014
Marsha Ellison, Mark Fagan, and Vanessa Vorhies-Klodnick

Supporting the Education and Employment of Transition Aged Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions: Results from 3 studies by the Transitions RTC
April 2014
NARRTC 36th Annual Meeting and Conference
Marsha Ellison

Adapted IPS Supported Employment for Transition Age Youth
March 24, 2013
Marc Fagan and Susan Kaiser

The Nuts, Bolts and Lessons Learned from the Implementation of the Adapted IPS Model
March 24, 2013
Vanessa Klodnick and Susan Kaiser

Evaluation of the Adapted IPS Model
March 24, 2013
Marsha Ellison, Susan Kaiser, and Izabella Krzos

Adapting and Implementing IPS Supported Employment for Transition Age Youth
March 21, 2011
Maryann Davis, Rochelle Frounfelker, Marc Fagan, Susan Kaiser, and Vanessa Vorhies

Webinar

Transitions RTC Research Webinar Series: IPS Supported Employment for Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness: Four RCTs
May 7, 2013
Gary Bond, Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center

Adapting IPS for Young Adults: The Thresholds Study 
Aug 13, 2015
A webinar by  Marsha Ellison, Gary Bond, and Vanessa Vorhies-Klodnick
Transcript

Journal Articles

Adapting Supported Employment for Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions
Abstract
Ellison, M. L., Klodnick, V. V., Bond, G., Krzos, I. M., Kaiser, S. M., Fagan, M. A. & Davis (2015). Adapting supported employment for emerging adults with serious mental health conditions,The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 42(2), 206-222.

Perspectives of Young Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions on Vocational Peer Mentors
Abstract
Klodnick, V. V., Sabella, K., Krzos, I. M., Brenner, C., Kaiser, S. M., Ellison, M. L, Davis, M. & Fagan, M. A. (2014). Perspectives of early emerging adults with serious mental healthc on vocational peer mentors. Journal of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders, 1-12. doi: 10.1177/1063426614565052

Supported Employment/Supported Education Fidelity Scale for Young Adults with Mental Health Challenges
Frounfelker, Bond, Fraser, Fagan, and Clark. (2014).