Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Chronic Needs: Challenges and Rewards
Presenters: Susan Labhard, MSN, RN; Sue Leibold, MSN, RN; Jan Willem Gorter, MD, PhD, FRCP(C); Ronna Linroth, PhD; Wilma van der Slot, MD PhD
The goals of this course are to improve knowledge of transition to adulthood and age-appropriate treatment of young people with childhood onset needs. We will share expertise from North America and the Netherlands on core transition components, interventions to promote self-management capabilities of adolescents and young adults with disabilities, and the importance for supporting youth as they move into the culture of adult life beyond medical care alone. Transition challenges and solutions will be illustrated by presenting transition resources and best practices.
- To gain awareness of the broad implications of transition and the developmental needs of youth with child onset conditions.
- To identify steps to formalize transition services for youth with chronic needs.
- To explore application of transition interventions in a variety of settings.
- To use evidence-based practices to advise transition program planning.
The AACPDM would like to thank these presenters for generously volunteering their time to present this eCourse