What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Our Voices: Young people share how RENEW worked for them.
JoAnne Malloy presented at a legislative briefing for Members of Congress and their staffs for National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week on May 7th. A video of the briefing is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc7dcD0EJ0A&feature=youtu.be; Dr. Malloy's piece begins at 40 minutes.
a structured school-to-career transition planning and individualized
wraparound process for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges.
Developed in 1996 by staff at the Institute on Disability (IOD), RENEW
is being provided by schools, community mental health centers,
community-based providers, and IOD staff members to youth. The model
focuses on supporting each youth to design and pursue a plan for the
transition from school to adult life. RENEW has substantially increased
the high school completion, employment, and post-secondary education
participation rates among our most vulnerable youth.
- Self Determination
- Personal Futures Planning
- Creative and Individualized School-to-Career Planning
- Strengths-based Approach
- Unconditional Care
- Building Family and other Natural and Community Supports
- Systemic Support and Consultation
- Improved educational outcomes (increased graduation rates, post-secondary education participation)
- Increased employment rates
- Improved functioning in school and in the community
- Reductions in behavior problems in school and in the community (including reduced juvenile justice involvement)
- High youth satisfaction rates
- Increased youth self-determination and self efficacy skills
- Studies from various cohorts (projects) support these outcomes.
at the IOD provide training and coaching to individuals and groups in
community-based agencies and schools to implement the RENEW model,
including a comprehensive facilitator’s manual, a set of tools to use
with youth and teams, implementation assessments, and process and
outcome data collection instruments. The IOD also works with schools,
community based providers, state education and mental health agencies to
develop the systems and infrastructure necessary to implement the RENEW
model with fidelity. Consultation also includes assistance with how to
use Medicaid and schoolbased resources for implementation of RENEW.
- The Endowment for Health
- New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
- New Hampshire Department of Education’s Division of Career Technology & Adult Learning
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NH
- Granite State Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
- Seven NH Community Mental Health Centers
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