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For Youth & Families

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From the Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida:

Transition Toolkit

An easy-to-use, interactive Transition Toolkit for physicians, families and youth, case managers, and teachers.  Through a series of questions, the toolkit helps you determine which resources may be most useful  (depending on your role) to support the transition process. Developed by the Northeast FloridaHATS Coalition, the Toolkit incorporates instruments and resources that have been adapted for Floridians but can be used by anyone. Get started here!

Transition 2 Go 

A series of informational briefs with transition-related tips and resources for consumers and health care providers in Florida:

Skill-Building Curricula and Videos

Readiness Checklists & Care Plans

  • TRAQ, Transition Readiness Assessment Tool from JaxHATS. TRAQ is a validated, patient-centered questionnaire that providers and families can use to assess youths’ ability to make appointments, to understand their medications and to develop other skills needed for transition to adult care. It is designed to be self-administered and it takes less than 5 minutes for youth to fill it out. The questionnaire can also be filled out by caretakers to get their perspective on their youth’s transition skills. Use of this instrument has the potential to improve transition assessment and support and improve health outcomes during healthcare transition for youth with special health care needs. TRAQ is available in an Excel file to input, score and aggregate results, or in PDF. Visit the JaxHATS web site to learn more.
  • TRAScore [© 2013 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), Asheville, NC;  20-item
    assessment with automatic score calculation]
  • Transition Timeline (from Shriner’s Hospitals and University of Washington)
  • Brief Transition Checklist (ages 12 – 18+)
  • Transition Health Care Check List: Transition to Adult Living (Pennsylvania Department of Health)
  • My Medical has created an app that can help you keep track of test results, store medical histories, and monitor your health. Check it out at http://www.mymedicalapp.com/ and download it on your ipad, mac, iphone, or android device.
  • MyMedSchedule.com (free medication schedules and email/text reminders!)
  • Journey to Adulthood: A Transition Travel Guide (2012;  a comprehensive 99-page guide that includes covers all aspects of transition, including checklists, forms, and plan templates; from Shriners Hospital for Children, Lexington)
Workbooks from the Institute of Child Health Policy at University of Florida and CMS:

Medical Summary Forms

Youth Leadership

Condition-Specific Materials

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Cerebral Palsy

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome

Cystic Fibrosis

Diabetes

HIV/AIDS

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities  (ID/DD)

Juvenile Arthritis

Metabolic Conditions

Neuromuscular Disease

Pulmonary Disease

Spina Bifida

Sickle Cell Disease

System-Specific Materials

Children’s Medical Services Network (CMSN)

Secondary & Post-Secondary Education

Juvenile Justice

Foster Care

Mental Health

Oral Health

  • Oral Health Training for Caregivers (2014, from FDDC).  This webinar/video is for anyone who provides personal care to an individual with a developmental disability, demonstrating how to perform oral hygiene techniques such as positioning, brushing and flossing.
  • Oral Health Florida
  • Project: Dentists Care (Florida Dental Health Foundation 2010)  Dental access resource guide for underserved Floridians.
  • Florida Donated Dental Services (DDS) provides dental care to elderly, disabled and medically at-risk clients. One must be unable to pay for dental care and need extensive treatment (more than routine care).  Visit here to learn more and to apply for services.
  • Oral Health Sustainability Resource Center  (developed by Palm Beach State College)

Other Resources