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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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Daniel Kirsch, MD gets a UMMS Faculty Vitality Award to expand college mental health services for young adults!

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

New Report from IOM that examines needs & challenges of young adults Ages 18 to 26

2014 National Children’s Mental Health Day Final Report

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Newsletter article by: Marsha Ellison, PhD - PsyR Connections 2015 Issue 2 - August 5, 2015

• Tania Duperoy helped to develop a new NAMI infographic on living well with a mental health condition

Maryann Davis awarded PRA's Armin Loeb Award as an individual who has conducted the best-designed and most useful research in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation in the preceding year or years

• New Report from IOM on the Health & Wellbeing of Young Adults.

Read the brief Report here

The Transitions RTC awarded new 5 year grant from NIDRR and SAMHSA 

• NLTS2 Webinar onTransitional Age Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions

KSOC-TV Webisode on Journey to Adulthood, Emerging Issues Among Young Adults in Transition

State of the Science Conference Proceedings 2013

• Video: A View into Young Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities: The Mission & Work of the Transitions RTC


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Building a Community of Practice to Supporrt 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.