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TOPIC Successful Transitions: from Youth to Adult
DATE Tuesday, May 1, 2012 – 3 pm New York; 8 pm London
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 5 am Sydney; 7 am Auckland
SPEAKER Simon Davidson, Medical Director, Mental Health Patient Service Unit, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Chief Strategic Planning Executive, Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, Ontario, Canada
Positive intervention at the transition stage between child/adolescent mental health services and adult mental health services is one of the most important ways to facilitate recovery.
However, all too often in most countries, there is an absence of an integrated, coordinated system of care between child and youth services and adult-serving mental health agencies. This lack of integration jeopardizes the life chances of transition-age youth, aged 16-25 years, who need support during the difficult transition to adult roles and responsibilities.
Simon Davidson shares years of study and experience in developing effective transition services. He discusses transitional models, explains why mental health transition interventions need to be tailored to fit the needs and strengths of the individual and offers tips for success. Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/642452002.