Research + News | Topic: Transition

Facing A Broken Mental Health System, Many U.S. Teens Fall Off A Dangerous ‘Cliff’ In Their Care

An 18th birthday is what some mental health providers know, anecdotally, as “the cliff,” the cutoff at which teens with mental health conditions are flung into adulthood, often without any preparation for the challenges to care ahead. Read the article here.

Dear Youth Minister Of A COVID-19 Senior

Chelsea Kingston Erickson blogs about our graduating seniors for the Rooted Ministry blog. Read her helpful post to youth workers here.

Help Teens Plan For Life After High School

New Year’s resolutions aren’t only for adults. You can help your teen organize life after high school by getting them to plan now. Watch the video here.

What Should I Do After High School?

Greg Forster answers the following questions:

What would you say to someone who doesn’t have a clear idea of their vocation after graduating high school? Go on to college and pick a generic degree? Trade school? Gap year? Something else?

Read the article here.

Out Of The Nest

Tips for Successfully Launching Your Kids into College. A blog post from Rhett Smith for Fuller Youth Institute. Read the blog here.

The Dangerous, Costly Phenomenon (That Only Affects High School Seniors)

A closer look at senioritis, why it matters, how to address it, and how school counselors can make a difference.

Read the article here.

5 Reasons Today’s College Students Are Nothing Like We Were

How can we connect with young people? The first step is understanding them. Read this blog post from Fuller Youth Institute here.

College Prep: How Can Students Stand Strong for Their Faith in College?

It’s heartbreaking to see students who were active Christians in high school disengage from their faith and the church once they’ve been in college for a while—sometimes a very short while.

Read the full article from Sean McDowell for Salvo Magazine here.

Five Conversations You Must Have With Grads Before College

Graduation has come and gone, but your recent high school grads are likely still around for a little longer. What should your final conversations with them be about?

This blog post from Fuller Youth Institute helps address the topic. Read the post here.

‘Launch’ Plan Gets Your Grown Kids Off Your Couch

A plan for launching your grown children out on their own. Read the advice column here.