Low Barrier Access to Mental Health Services for Youth and Young Adults: What Works with What We’ve Got

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This webinar explores low-barrier services for young adults of transition age experiencing or at risk for behavioral health challenges. Presenters discuss how low-barrier services can improve engagement and will identify strategies for integrating low-barrier policies and practices into organizational standards. Throughout the discussion, presenters provide examples of promising approaches that have been adopted by local communities, including the development of drop-in centers and peer-to-peer programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define low-barrier access in the context of behavioral health services.
  • Explore the links between access to services and engagement in behavioral health treatment for young adults of transition age.
  • Identify examples of model low-barrier access programs.
  • Learn best practices and practical strategies for integrating low-barrier services into agencies serving young adults.


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