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Youth Culture and Technology

Transitioning from childhood to adulthood can be challenging and presents opportunities to learn about youth "culture." The three videos explore topics ranging from effective communication to technology in youth culture. If we listen to what youth have to say, we can make a difference!

Hard-to-Serve / Hard-to-Place Initiative Leaving OMH site
The Council on Children and Families works with state and local agencies and parents to identify and resolve interagency issues and jurisdictional disputes that impede access to services for children and youth who are hard-to-place and hard-to-serve because of their disabilities. The primary objectives are to ensure that individual children receive the most appropriate community-based or residential services; minimize delays in arranging services; resolve service disputes; and facilitate the development of specific services and programs designed to meet the needs of children and youth, particularly those with non-traditional and complex needs. Nearly 3,000 children and families have benefited from Council intervention.

The Network on the Transitions to Adulthood Leaving OMH site
The Network on the Transitions to Adulthood, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation , examines the policies, programs, and institutions that support young people as they move into adulthood. Some are adapting well, but many others are floundering as they prepare to leave home, finish school, find jobs, and start families.

YOUTH POWER! Youth Culture presentation PDF Document
This presentation made by YOUTH POWER! will familiarize you with the basics of youth culture in today's world. The presentation demonstrates the behavior of young people and provides an overview of the impact of youth culture on society. Also see the Youth Culture Resource list - last page!