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About Florida Healthy Transitions
Florida Healthy Transitions is a new program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This program aims to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults ages 16 – 25 who are living with, or maybe experiencing symptoms, or are at risk of developing a serious mental health condition. The program also aims to reduce stigma related to mental health, and focuses on empowering young people to be their best. The primary goal of the program is to assist youth in transitioning successfully into adulthood, and to assist young adults in achieving their life goals.
Healthy Transitions Staff
The Florida Healthy Transitions Team is committed to providing age and culturally proficient services to youth and young adults. Our dynamic team is made up of staff from various cultures, racial/ethnic backgrounds, life experiences and all walks of life. Over half of our program staff are young adults between the ages of 18-25 years of age. This is very rare in many programs, so we are very proud of this achievement! Our team believes in giving people hope for a brighter future, regardless of their past and current experiences, troubles or challenges. We believe that life experiences do not break us, they only bend us and help to mold us into even stronger individuals. Therefore, we are all Bent Not Broken!
The Florida Healthy Transitions’ team believes:
- Youth and young adult (YYA) voice are critical. Florida Healthy Transitions’ YYAs work with their transition team members to identify their strengths, goals and steps to achieving their goals.
- Youth and young adults are the first experts of their lives, and most are capable of successfully reaching their goals, with the appropriate education, support, treatment and tools.
- Peers are critical to the success of young people, and young people often learn best from other young people. As a result, over 80% of Florida Healthy Transitions’ direct services staff are young adults
- We must meet youth and young adults where they are… in the community. As a result, nearly all direct services are provided in the youth/young adults’ home or safe location within their community.
DOWNLOAD OUR BNB APP
We all have beautiful minds, and we all have been through some rough patches. But like a tree, we are bent, but not broken!
Bent Not Broken is an app created by and for teens and young adults. This app provides information on mental health and wellness, local resources that are available to you, and tools to connect you to the community.
In 2016, Florida Healthy Transitions launched services in Hillsborough and subsequently in Pinellas County. To date:
8,335 youth and young adults (YYAs) have been screened for behavioral health services
142 YYAs enrolled in Wraparound or Intensive Case Management services
122 YYAs attended weekly Bent Not Broken Mental Wellness group activities
120% Increase the number of YYAs whose symptoms are longer bothering them
50% Improvement from hopeless to hopeful among YYAs
93% would still elect to receive Florida Healthy Transitions services, despite having other options
COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Interested in helping us improve the lives of youth and young adults?
We are always in need of and thankful for assistance and support with the following:
Employment Opportunities (full-time, part-time, seasonal)
Affordable Housing Options (Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties)
Free or Discounted Entertainment and Social Activity Venues
For more information on partnerships and to learn more about how you can support the Florida Healthy Transitions Program,
please contact Dr. Tonicia Freeman-Foster at TFoster@cfbhn.org