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Adapting Youth Engagement & Youth Peer Support During a Pandemic
This issue brief highlights strategies to support and engage youth and young adults during the pandemic. COVID-19 is a high-risk disease that has had a significant impact on the mental health and overall well-being of youth and young adults aged 16-25.
The Role & Value of Medication
This issue brief explores how medication can be one effective tool for managing health, mental health, and substance use challenges. When deciding to take medication, youth and young adults can identify a list of people to have on their team to support them in this process.
Support of Youth & Young Adults During the Transition Years
This issue brief reflects on the results of a national survey of families with a youth or young adult with behavioral health needs and span topics including financial support, crisis response, and situations surrounding living with family.
How to Help Yourself Transition to Adulthood
This document is a collection of information directly for young adults who are navigating the transition to adulthood. Within this document you will find information on developing natural supports, tips on asking for help and building relationships, goal planning, healthcare & self-care, tips for accessing traditional services, and getting involved in your community.
Explaining the Ticket to Work Program
Millions of youth and young adults receive Social Security (SS) benefits in the United State. In 2021, the average monthly payment for youth under the age of 18 was $687, and $617 for ages 18-64, which includes transition aged youth and young adults. The federal poverty level for a single person household in the US in 2021? $12,880. That means that young people with disabilities face considerably higher rates of poverty, and many end up seeking work while receiving benefits to survive. However, due to restrictions in how much beneficiaries are allowed to earn in additional income without losing their financial and healthcare SS benefits, there is often a lot of fear in trying to pursue work. Additionally, stigma and discrimination exists for disabled people receiving benefits.