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High-Risk Youth Aging Out of Foster Care


Young Adult Services Legislative Report

This is a 2006 report prepared by the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services on the Young Adult Services program, a three-year interagency pilot project to develop services for two specific cohorts of high-risk youth who were "aging out" of the DCF system:

  1. Those with a history of sexually inappropriate or offending behaviors, and
  2. Those with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (excluding Autistic Disorder) and a history of significant high-risk behavior.

Young Adult Services also includes a second pilot project, focused on prevention of chronic mental illness in young adults, which was funded and initiated in 1999.  Young adults with histories of behavioral health issues who were "aging out" of the DCF system, and for whom transitional clinical and support services that would help prevent the development of chronic mental illness, were included in this cohort.

Read the report:
Young Adult Services Legislative Report
ccompanying Powerpoint Presentation


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