RxYouth to Adult Healthcare Transition
Getting ready to move to adult care means learning new skills and taking on more responsibility for your healthcare. Below are some resources that will help you prepare and gain more independence in managing your healthcare and other aspects of your life.
Becoming an Adult: Taking Responsibility for Your Medical Care - Nemours
This video describes ways to prepare for the transition to adult care.
Well on Your Way - Helping Youth Transition to Adult Healthcare
This Alberta Health Services website is an online resource to help youth, young adults, parents, and healthcare providers get youth ready to transition to adult healthcare.
Youth to Adult Healthcare Transition
This website, designed for youth 12 and up, will help youth learn to manage their own healthcare. It offers tips on taking charge of their health, gives the 411 on what adult care is like, and highlights supports and resources available.
Good 2 Go Transition Program
Sick Kids Hospital in Ontario offers this transition website to help prepare youth for the move to adult care. You can also keep track of your medical information with their MyHealth Passport.
About Kids Health - Teens Taking Charge: Managing JIA Online
Staff at the SickKids hospital created this page for teens with JIA. It includes tips and advice to help teens become more independent in managing their health.
Transitioning Youth with Diabetes in Calgary
This locally created website, informs youth with diabetes about transferring from the Alberta Children's Hospital to adult care.
Transition to Adult Care
BC Children’s Hospital offers support to youth with special healthcare needs and their families to help them gain the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to be ready to enter the adult healthcare system.
With its aim to improve transition from pediatric to adult care, this site provides information and advice to ensure a smooth transition.
The Jacksonville Health and Transition Services (JaxHATS) clinic created a website with tips and information, to help teens and young adults transition from pediatric to adult care.
Articles & PDF's
Transitioning Your Medical Care: Sickle Cell Disease
Though written for patients with sickle cell disease, any youth preparing for adult care will be able to learn about transition from this article.
LOST IN TRANSITION: Transitioning from the pediatric to adult health care system by Roger Collier
This article showcases the ins and outs of medical transition.
These resources are available to borrow at the Family & Community Resource Centre. You can also check with your local library or with The Alberta Library for the availability of these resources.
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Guiding Your Teenager With Special Needs Through the Transition From School to Adult Life : Tools for Parents
Part I of this book provides parents with information to help their teen with special needs prepare for life beyond high school. *Note: Part II references legislation specific to the USA*
Good to Go : A Practical Guide to Adulthood
This guide, written for teens and young adults leaving home, has all the information they need to live independently.
Easy for You to Say : Q & As for Teens Living With Chronic Illness or Disability
This book offers expert answers to questions that teens living with chronic conditions or disabilities have about growing up.
Smart but Scattered Teens : The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential
Executive skills are important for navigating life. This book promotes teens' independence by building brain-based abilities that are needed to be organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions.
Type 1 Teens : A Guide to Managing Your Life with Diabetes
This useful guide provides strategies to help teens become independent in managing their diabetes. Though written specifically for diabetics, other teens with chronic health conditions will benefit from some of the suggestions.
What to Consider If You're Considering University : New Rules for Education and Employment
All teens have to decide what to do after high school - whether it is university, working, volunteering or taking time off to travel. This book helps teens think critically about their options and helps them make an informed decision.
When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up? : Loving and Understanding Your Emerging Adult
For the parents of those in their twenties, this book is a guide for how to help adult children make the transition to adulthood.
Getting to 30 : A Parent’s Guide to the 20-Something Year
This parenting guide covers every aspect of life for an 18- to 29-year-old, from that first taste of independence at college to that time at the end of the 20s, when the majority of kids are settling down, and explains what grown children are going through.
The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
This easy to understand book about recent adolescent brain research will help parents and educators who work with teens better understand and support them as they navigate their way to adulthood.
Youth to Adult Healthcare Transition Collection
Thank you to our friends from the Well on Your Way: Helping Youth Transition to Adult Healthcare program at the Alberta Children's Hospital for their contributions.
Current as of: July 07, 2021