Transition Age Youth

Transition Age Youth are a focal population getting ready to move into adulthood.

At Victor we have specialized programs to help this group successfully make the transition to adulthood and in many cases independence, and we work to equip them with the skills they need to be as highly functioning as they can be.   

I just wanted to thank you for Victor's work with this young man. To take a young man from Florida who has been in Residential Treatment Centers for 6 years, help him transition to becoming an adult and now step him down to a Board and Care is quite a task. From your group home staff, your wrap staff, to the TAY folks, the level of caring and perseverance has been amazing. This young man has many needs and will transition into the community with a ton of resources and supports to help him learn to move into independence.

Peer to Peer Program

Peer to Peer Program is a part of .

The goal of the Peer to Peer Program is to promote community awareness in Transition Age Youth (TAY) about mental health, link TAY to mental health services in the community and reduce the stigma associated with having mental illness. The Peer-To-Peer Program is funded by the Riverside County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Services Act and Prevention and Early Intervention funding. 

Outreach activities are held in the cities of Perris, Lake Elsinore and San Jacinto and are offered by individuals who are also transition age youth with some experience and/or familiarity with the mental health system.

Transition to Independence

Transition to Independence is a part of .

The TIP Model™ prepares youth and young adults with EBD for their movement into adult roles through an individualized process, engaging them in their own futures planning process, as well as providing developmentally-appropriate and appealing supports and services (Clark & Hart, 2009). The TIP Model™ involves youth and young adults (ages 14-29) in a process that facilitates their movement towards greater self-sufficiency and successful achievement of their goals. Young people are encouraged to explore their interests and futures as related to each of the transition domains: employment and career, education, living situation, personal effectiveness and wellbeing, and community-life functioning. The TIP system also supports and involves family members and other informal key players (e.g., parents, foster parents, an older sister, girlfriend, roommate) as relevant in meeting their needs and those of the young person.

Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Services

Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Services is a part of .

At VCSS we provide a coordinated and comprehensive array of services for TAY clients who meet the focal population criteria and allow clients to selectively utilize services needed to maximize their individual potentials (Resiliency/Recovery Model) and successfully transition into adulthood; services address all identified transition needs in the domains of employment, educational opportunities, living situations, community life, medication, mental health, physical well being, drug and alcohol use, trauma, domestic violence, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.