Webinar: Transition Planning for Youth with Behavioral or Mental Health Needs

Juvenile Law Center,
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We're partnering with the Support Center for Child Advocates to produce a webinar training series for child welfare and juvenile justice professionals! Youth with disabilities are significantly over-represented in both the child welfare system and the juvenile justice system, and planning for the transition from those systems to a successful adulthood presents unique challenges. Support Center for Child Advocates, Center for Excellence in Advocacy is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors. Support Center for Child Advocates, Center for Excellence in Advocacy maintains responsibility for the program(s).

Youth with behavioral health needs are significantly overrepresented in foster care and in the juvenile justice system, and they require careful planning to prepare for adulthood. Learn how to advocate for youth with behavioral health needs; examples of available treatment and support services and how to access them; and tips for connecting to post-discharge services.

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Moderator: Jenny Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director at Juvenile Law Center

Expert Contributors:

  • Laura DeRiggi, Director of Integrated Clinical Consultation for Community Behavioral Health and the Philadelphia Department of Human Services Medical Affairs
  • Ruth Ann Koss, Supervisor of Children & Adolescents Services at Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health
  • Shelley Smith, BSU Director at CMSU (Columbia, Montour, Snyder, Union Counties) Behavioral Health & Development Services