What is the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model?
The Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model was developed for working with youth and young adults (14-29 years old) with emotional/behavioral difficulties (EBD) to:
- Engage them in their own futures planning process;
- Provide them with developmentally-appropriate, non-stigmatizing, culturally-competent, trauma-informed, and appealing services and supports; and
- Involve them and their families and other informal key players in a process that prepares and facilitates them in their movement toward greater self-sufficiency and successful achievement of their goals related to relevant transition domains (i.e., employment/career, educational opportunities, living situation, personal effectiveness/wellbeing, and community-life functioning).
The TIP model is operationalized through seven guidelines and their associated practices that drive the work with young people to improve their outcomes and provide a transition system that is responsive to their families. The TIP model is an evidence-supported practice based on six published studies that demonstrate improvement in real-life outcomes for youth and young adults with emotional/behavioral difficulties (EBD).
To learn more about the process and these research findings, please visit the TIP website: www.TIPstars.org
How to refer a young person
- Referring directly through OCP2 to ensure that the young person is linked to the agency that best matches their needs, and to help follow up with the agency regarding the referral.
- Referring the young person directly to one of the Broward TIP Providers listed in the Referral Form below. Each of these agencies provide TIP services in a unique way and can help with the completion of referral forms and collecting any supporting documents needed.
What is a Transition Facilitator?
To ensure the continuity of planning, services, and supports, the TIP system is implemented directly by transition facilitators who work with the young people, their parents, and other informal and formal support people.
The term transition facilitator is used to emphasize the function of facilitating the young person’s future, not directing it. Different communities and service systems use similar youth-friendly terms such as transition specialist, resource coordinator, mentor, transition coach, TIP facilitator, service coordinator, or life coach.
The role of transition facilitators with young people, their parents, and other informal and formal key players is described in detail in the Transition Handbook. Here is a snapshot of the Role of The TIP Transition Facilitator.
Forms & Resources for Providers
- One Community Partnership 2 is located at Broward Behavioral Health Coalition
- 3521 West Broward Blvd., Suite 206
- Lauderhill ,FL 33312
- United States
- Contact Info:
- Phone: 954.622.8121
- E: OCP2@bbhcflorida.org
- Recognizing the value of peers in the communityAugust 21, 2018 - 3:36 pm
- OCP2 services are more cost effective and produce better outcomes for the youth!June 16, 2018 - 11:07 am
- Recognizing Children’s Mental Health Awareness DayMay 16, 2018 - 4:58 pm
- Broward Board of County Commissioners recognize May as Mental Health Awareness MonthMay 15, 2018 - 8:56 pm