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To provide youth and young adults with a seamless transition from the child serving system to adulthood and opportunities for meaningful participation in a system of care that empowers through leadership and advocacy.
The Transition to Independence Process (TIP)...
is an evidence-supported model of case management that features youth-directed planning and development of necessary life skills.
Once young people identify the direction(s) they want to go, the TIP Facilitator supports their connection to relevant community-based services and supports. Family members and others can be involved. The goal is that the young person become self-sufficient in the pursuit of:
- Educational opportunities
- A living situation
- Personal effectiveness/wellbeing
- A functional community life
Moving Forward also uses...
- Trained Peer Youth Specialists
- Support Curriculum from The Division of Community Partnerships
This five-year Healthy Transitions Initiative funded by the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a partnership between Maine's Office of Children's Behavioral Health Services, Hornby Zeller Associates, Inc. and agencies serving as TIP sites: Common Ties Mental Health Services, Tri-County Mental Health Services, and New Beginnings.
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