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What is youth health transition (YHT) and why should you care about it?
Find out the what and why of YHT!
A transition plan is your
personal road map to independence.
Check out the tools in this section and start creating the future you want!
Build life-skills so you
know how to take care of you!
Everything from talking to health care providers to what's needed for a drivers license!
Take charge of your health.
Find out from the experts how to optimize your health and be the best you can be!
Lots of things change when you hit 18.
Information on your adult rights and responsibilities from real legal brains can be found here.
It's important to learn how to communicate your needs to others. Others can be teachers, parents, caregivers, bosses, friends, family members, or health care providers. Start building your skills.
Transition can be a challenge for any teen, but can be downright difficult for a teen with a chronic health condition. Find the right info and proven tools to ensure you have a successful transition to independence!
All young adults have questions about navigating sexual health and sexual identity. Get info straight from real experts. Find info and links to reliable expert info!
You may want help with certain decisions. Know your options.
Make sure you have the supports you need!
Is your glass half empty or half full?Positivity can make a difference! Great info from the experts at the Mayo Clinic.
Foster-care includes added pressures for YHT. Make sure you have the tools and info to be successful!
Know the value of respect and the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship before you go into the deep end of the dating pool.
When you think of health, do you think of emotional and mental health too?
Keeping up with your mental health is just as important as your physical health.
How do you plan to get around town? Transportation is a big part of independence. Start to think through your transportation needs.
Health insurance may not be something you are thinking about right now, but it can be your ticket to a healthy future.
Health insurance helps to pay for your health care services like doctor visits, medications or medical supplies.
Best Practices in Managing Transition to Adulthood for Adolescents With Congenital Heart Disease. American Heart Association, 2011. Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings. 2011, Ginsburg & Jablow. Elks Grove, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.
Six Elements of Transition. GOTTRANSITION.ORG
Helping Teenagers with Stress. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2013. Envisioning My Future: A Young Person's Guide to Health Care Transition. Chen's Medical Services-Florida Department of Health, 2005. Physical Activity and Health: Adolescents and Young Adults. US Office of the Surgeon General, 1999. CDC.org
Supporting the Healthcare Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2022.
Surviving Adolescence: Adolescence and the Development of Habits. Pickhardt, CE. 2012, PsychologyToday.com
Teens and Stress: Who Has Time for It. 2010, FamilyDoctor.org
Turning Rights Into Reality: How Guardianship and Alternatives Impact the Autonomy of People with Intellectual and Developmental. Disabilities National Council on Disability, 2019.
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