Transitions ACR June 2018 Newsletter
Monthly Update
from the Transitions to Adulthood
 Center for Research!
From The Director's Desk
May was Mental Health Month and June is PTSD Awareness Month. To celebrate and recap, we have exciting products and activities to share with you highlighted below.
Empowering Youth in Transition
Education and Employment
New: Annotated Bibliography from the 2018 State-of-the-Science Conference Proceedings

View the pdf here
In the Community
Video: We went live on Facebook to discuss Self Care for Mental Health Month!

Watch the video here
Advancing Research
Employment Research
Webinar: Behavioral Health Disorders and Employment for Justice Involved Adolescents

See webinar recordin g here
What Is SPARC Doing?
2018 Mental Health Month Video Campaign
June is PTSD Awareness Month
Melissa Anderson's, Ph.D has written several peer-reviewed publciations about trauma and PTSD in the Deaf Community.

Read them here
Upcoming Events
Join Us at These Conferences
We will be at the following 2 conferences in July:

The "Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education" Conference, the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) annual international conference , held July 16-20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Register here

The University of Maryland, Baltimore Training Institutes , held July 25-28 in Washington, D.C. Register here
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/or SAMHSA 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.