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Development Continuum
Transition Gap
Transition Path
Transition Statistics
Regional Services
Intervention Need


intervention need

Given the clear need for transition development and the lack of bridge resources for troubled youth, a huge opportunity exists to close the gap and influence higher percentages of responsible living successes. Below lists the primary areas of need and the relative intervention characteristics for support.


High Incidence Rate:

There are an alarming percentage of youth who are living in alternative homes and centers.


Lack of Formal Transition Services:

Youth treatment centers provide the following services:

  • Alternative Education
  • Basic Home Service (food, clothes, etc...)
  • Supervisory Oversight
  • Treatment Team Coordinati

Low Transition Rate:

The percentage of youths that reside in alternative homes and centers that transition to responsible living situations is very low.


Needed Characteristics:
To serve the high numbers of youth in non-traditional care settings and prepare them for successful transitions to independence, the following are needed:

  • Basic Education Skills
  • Hands-on Training
  • Cultural Intervention
  • High Touch Mentoring
  • Networking and Connections
  • Continuous/Ongoing Support and Counseling
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