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The Learning & Working
During the Transition to Adulthood
Rehabilitation Research & Training Center

The Transitions RTC is a national effort that aims to improve the supports for youth and young adults, ages 14-30, with serious mental health conditions who are trying to successfully complete their schooling and training and move into rewarding work lives.


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Café TAC Focus 38:  New Models for Transition to Higher Education

We are seeking young adults with lived experience to work at the Transitions RTC
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New Report from the Institute of Medicine that examines needs and challenges of young adults Ages 18 to 26

Seeking Knowledge Translation Project Coordinator

2014 National Children’s Mental Health Day Final Report

IOM Releases New Report: Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults - Workshop Summary
Maryann Davis appointed to the planning committee

Maryann Davis will speak at the 28th Annual Research & Policy Conference
Child Adolescent & Young Adult Behavioral Health
March 22-25, 2015

7TH Conference on Emerging Adulthood
Oct 14 - 16
Call for proposals Deadline March 1, 2015

Recovery Workforce Summit 2015 Annual Conference
June 1-4, 2015

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null• Investing in the Health and Wellbeing of Young Adults. A New Report from the Institute of Medicine that examines needs and challenges of young adults Ages 18 to 26.

You may also Read the Report Brief

The Transitions RTC is thrilled to announce that  we have been awarded another 5 year Rehabilitation Research and Training Center grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

• Webinar: Promoting Successful Transitions for Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions

Maryann Davis, PhD, takes part in KSOC-TV Webisode on Journey to Adulthood, Emerging Issues Among Young Adults in Transition recorded at the 2014 Georgetown University Training Institutes

• PRA Recovery Workforce Summit Presentation: Adapting the Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Model of Supported Employment for Early Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions

Maryann Davis, PhD, Institute of Medicine video presentation: Improving the Health, Safety and Well-Being of Young Adults

• RTC Presentatons at the USF Tampa 27th Annual Children's Mental Health Research & Policy Conference

Employment, Education & System Issues
State of the Science Meeting 2013

State of the Science Conference Proceedings 2013

• Video: A View into Young Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities: The Mission & Work of the Transitions RTC
This video provides an engaging overview of the challenges faced by young adults with psychiatric disabilities, and the critical issues surrounding their movement into adult roles as student and worker


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Appealing Features of Vocational Support Services for Hispanic and non-Hispanic Transition Age Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions

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

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How to Speak Up and Be Heard: Self Advocacy


  • Support youth & young adults in their multiple roles as students, learners, & workers. More
  • Examine ways for programs to address the specific psychosocial needs of this group. More
  • Partner with youth & young adults to conduct our research & share our findings.

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Research Technicians working at the Transitions RTC.

Transitions Research and Training Center materials and information are accessible to diverse audiences. If you need a publication or product in an alternative format, please send a request to Amanda Elinoff at TransitionsRTC@umassmed.edu.