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Employment and training programs: a context for reaching out of school youth with mental health and other health programs

TitleEmployment and training programs: a context for reaching out of school youth with mental health and other health programs
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSonenstein, FL, Marshall, BD, Tandon, SD
JournalAdolesc Med State Art Rev
Volume22
Pagination441-57, x-xi
Date PublishedDec
ISBN Number1934-4287 (Print) 1934-4287 (Linking)
Accession Number22423459
KeywordsAdolescent, Adolescent Health Services/ organization & administration, Baltimore, Community Mental Health Services/ organization & administration, Community-Institutional Relations, Employment/ organization & administration, Health Promotion/methods/ organization & administration, Health Services Accessibility, Humans, Inservice Training, Mass Screening, Poverty Areas, Program Development, Student Dropouts, Young Adult
Abstract

Youth who have dropped out of school engage in risky health behaviors and have limited access to health care. It is difficult for health experts to develop programs that successfully reach this population. Employment and training programs for youth who have dropped out are a potential venue for addressing the many health needs of these youth. This article reviews the history of such programs and the available evidence about their health services and health outcomes. It also describes the development of a mental health intervention in an employment and training program in Baltimore and the lessons learned from that experience.