Transitions ACR March 2018 Newsletter
Monthly Update
from the Transitions to Adulthood
 Center for Research!
In this month's newsletter, we feature presentations done at our recent State-of-The-Science Conference in Tampa, Florida last month! We hope you enjoy these presentations on the status of research in the Young Adult Mental Health field!

See our website here for presentations!
Empowering Youth in Transition
On the job...
Presentation: The Quarter-Life Crisis: Supporting Young Adult Mental Heatlh and Wellbeing During the College-to-Career Transition

View the slides here
In School...
Presentation: Navigating the Ups and Downs to Caps and Gowns: Creating a Path to Academic Success for College Students with Mental Health Conditions

View the slides here
In the community...
Presentation: In Their Own Words: Young Adults Navigating School and Work While Living With A Mental Health Condition

View the slides here
Advancing Research
Presentation: Mental Health Symptoms and Employment in Adolescents with Mental Illness in the Justice System

View the slides here
Upcoming Event
Upcoming Webinar
Preventing Disability Among Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions: Is It the Condition or Is It System Effects?

Register here
What Is SPARC Doing
Melissa Anderson's Journey
Melissa Anderson, Ph.D., MSCI, from SPARC, shares her clinical and research journey in this YouTube video. Melissa is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Research, DeafYES! Center for Deaf Empowerment and Recovery and Director of Development & Implementation of Psychosocial Interventions, SPARC at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Who We Are
The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research  (formerly known as the Transitions RTC) promotes the full participation in socially valued roles of transition-age youth and young adults (ages 14-30) with serious mental health conditions. The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research ( Transitions ACR ) is located within the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center ( SPARC ) and houses The Learning & Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research & Training Center ( The Learning & Working RRTC ), among other projects.
 
The Learning & Working RRTC  is a national effort that aims to improve the supports of this population to successfully complete their schooling and training and move into rewarding work lives. 

Funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), and from the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

As a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Research Center of Excellence, SPARC aims to improve the mental and behavioral health of all citizens of Massachusetts and beyond.
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Some of the contents of this message were developed under a grant with funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and from the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant number 90RT5031). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this message do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research is part of the Systems and
Psychosocial Advances Research Center, a Massachusetts Dept. of Mental
Health Research Center of Excellence.