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State Plans:
Mississippi used its Real Choice Systems Change Grant to develop person-centered planning approaches. Funding stopped in 2004, however due to the success of the program, Mississippi has used state money for YIT to continue person-centered planning.

Expert Recommendations:
Tunnels and Cliffs Report
Use individual treatment plans to drive post-instruction and strategies to continue the transition process post-school. Link the plans across systems to identify common goals, objectives, categories and outcomes.

Ohio White Paper Report
Create a youth center with recreational options, leadership classes, life skills classes and mental health and substance abuse counseling.

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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