Youth and Emerging Adults

A Focus on Transition to Higher Education for Students with Mental Health Needs

For students with mental health needs, the transition to campus life can be a major challenge. Students must adjust to living independently, take on new academic work and also manage their health and wellness. Despite the fact that most colleges and universities have some kind of support in place, an unacceptably large proportion of students …

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Focus: A Policy Model for Campus Mental Health

On campuses across the country there is a growing consensus that the mental health of the student body must be a topic of open conversation. Many colleges and universities offer free, confidential counseling services, and the stigma associated with behavioral health is being challenged by student activists. While the atmosphere surrounding campus mental health is …

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Video: One Day At A Time: Surviving Bullying

In this session recorded at The 15th Annual Family Cafe this June, a 17-year-old recovering anorexic tells her story of how she faced and survived bullying. As a young adult with a mental illness and disability, she discusses the role of bullying in slowing her recovery and its ongoing effects on her life and her …

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Back to School with Supported Education

As people all over the country return to their educations, it seems an appropriate time to ask what place there might be for individuals with behavioral health challenges in the world of post-secondary education. Getting an education has never been more important to having a successful career, and education can also be an important component …

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The CAFE TA Center Presents: Emerging Adults on Governance Boards

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to share its newest online training, Emerging Adults on Governance Boards. By including emerging adults, consumer organizations can make their commitment to welcoming a new generation of leaders clear, while also creating a meaningful role for those emerging adults that can help them to feel involved and empowered. Emerging …

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Emerging Adult Transition Resources: Getting from Here to There…

This edition of Café TAC’s Focus centers on transitions as related to emerging adult transition into post-secondary education, adult healthcare systems, and the workforce. We have selected a few of the most useful resources to share here. Ideally they will be worthy additions to your library of transition resources for emerging adults, and will be …

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Emerging Adults: Getting on “Board”

The CAFE TAC’s latest Focus newsletter explores the idea of having emerging adults participate on the Boards of consumer peer organizations. Generally speaking, most consumer organizations want to grow and thrive, while also making sure that their Board reflects the population that they serve. One way to groom future leaders while building an inclusive organization …

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Bridging the Gap: Reaching Out to Emerging Adults

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to announce the release of its latest on-demand online training, Bridging the Gap: Reaching Out to Emerging Adults. This training examines the obstacles that must be overcome as individuals with behavioral health needs transition from systems of care created for children, to those created for adults. It also explores …

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Bridging the Gap: Reaching Out to Emerging Adults

At the Alternatives 2011 Conference in Orlando this past October, The CAFE TA Center presented a training entitled “Bridging the Gap: Reaching Out to Emerging Adults.” It examined some of the gaps in service that youth and young adults face, the challenges consumer organizations must meet in engaging them, and some of the strategies that …

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