The Learning & Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (Transitions RTC)


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Research and dissemination activities are singularly focused on developing knowledge for and about developmentally appropriate services that help Transition age youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions successfully complete their schooling and training and launch their adult working careers.


  • Support the movement from student to worker
  • Examine psychosocial maturation and its implications for interventions
  • Conduct participatory action research and dissemination

Transitions RTC aims to:

  • Improve supports for the successful completion of schooling and training and movement into rewarding work lives in young people, ages 14-30, with serious mental health conditions
  • Conduct cutting-edge rigorous research that tests or informs interventions that support education, training and working during the transition to adulthood
  • Develop and translate knowledge gained from the research to speed capacity building for service providers and the movement of findings into practice and policy


Systems and Psychosocial Research Center, Dept of Psychiatry

Funding for the Transitions RTC is provided by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, United States Department of Education, and the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDRR Grant H133B090018). Additional financial support is provided by Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting division of UMass Medical School.


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