PCSC- Video #7

PCSC: A Vision for Employment for Youth with Behavioral Health Needs

DESCRIPTION: Youth employment offers many benefits, especially for low-income youth, including higher employment rates and wages in later teen years and lower probabilities of dropping out of high school.  Knowing how to find and keep a job is an important step towards adulthood, yet there is little in the way of structured instruction. SCDHHS will apply to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for a waiver for children and youth up to age 21 with significant behavioral health needs who would otherwise be in psychiatric hospitals.  This waiver, called the Palmetto Coordinated System of Care waiver, will create several new home and community-based services to help children live in the community, stay in school, and when possible live in their home.  A primary feature of the waiver is employment services for youth.   This webinar will help participants understand what employment services are and how these services fit overall into South Carolina’s current system.

SPEAKERS: Gwynne GoodlettJD, MPA;  Janice BailiffLMSW, MS, (of Palmetto Coordinated System of Care); Susan I. Davis, CESP (Program Coordinator for USC’s Center for Disability Resources)

DATE: August 1, 2017

To download the transcript of the webinar, click this PCSC A Vision for Employment Transcript (WORD) document.