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State Programs:
JOBS Program in Vermont uses home and community-based waiver to extend case management for young adults through age 21. (Massachusetts Study)

Expert Recommendations:
Massachusetts Report and National Expert Consensus Reports
Utilize Medicaid for Early and Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Testing (EPSDT) which will allow for Medicaid to pay for screenings and assessments of YIT.

GAO Report:
Use CMS Dollars for Medicaid to pay for physician’s office, outpatient clinic or rehab program in the community.

The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc.’s Report
Providers should introduce proven cognitive remediation techniques into outpatient programs and adolescent skills centers to address barriers to education and employment.

The New York State Children’s Plan
Investigate ways to build upon the federal Early and Periodic Screening and Diagnosis Treatment (EPSDT) program that reimburses states to screen children for mental and physical conditions.

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Table of Contents

Overview of Literature Search
Best Practices

I)      Access and Linkages
A. Cross Systems Approach
B. Care Coordination
C. Family Links
D. Workforce

II)     Population
A. Eligibility
B. Diverse Populations Involved with Youth in Transition
C. Schools (Screenings and Assessments)

III)   Services
         A. Overarching Service Needs
B. Employment
C. Education Services
D. Self-Determination and Empowerment
E. Youth Mentors
F. Clinical Services
G. Individualized and Person Centered Planning
H. Cultural Competence
I. Adult Skills Training

IV)   Financing
A. Overarching Funding including Blended Models
B. Youth Oriented Services
C. Employment and Education
             (Subset of Youth-Oriented Services)
D. Clinical Services

V)     Housing
A. Various Housing Options for Youth in Transition
B. YIT Services Linked to Housing
C. Housing Model Funding

VI)   Transition to Independence Process System (TIP)
        (Emerging Best Practice)



Literature Search: End Notes

Advisory Group Members