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Building the professional support and personal assistance that they will need.

Tips and Links

  • Watch this video in which Mike and his parents share their story transitioning from BCCH to adult care.
  • Help create a team of support for your youth – it may look different at 12 than it will at 20 years of age.
  • Learn ways to support youth in their health care visits.
  • Make a ‘Planning Circle’ – put your youth in the centre – who are all the people involved in his/her care now and in the future?
  • Talk to other families who have built a network of support around their youth.
  • Build an online support network through TYZE.
  • Learn about the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) to create a social network to support transition.
  • Learn about advocacy supports in BC for special populations of youth in transition.
  • Who, what and when? Use the ON TRAC Transition Timeline and BC Ministry's Timeline (for youth with special needs).

Activities 

ON TRAC Transition TimelineBC Ministries Transition ChecklistYour Future Now – A Transition Planning Guide for Youth with Special NeedsPLAN Worksheets20 Tips for Parents to be part of the Health Care Team

Activities for Youth

A Health Care AdvocateChoosing a Health Care Advocate

Tips and Links

Activities for Youth

Choosing a Family PhysicianA Note To My Family PhysicianIf You Are Going to Help MeBe Your own Best Advocate
 

Tips and Links

  • Youth say that planning and awareness of the adult system decreases their anxiety - watch this video to find out more.
  • Just TRAC it!: At 16 years of age, ask your pediatric team for names of Adult Specialist(s), save in Contacts app on phone or tablet.
  • With your youth, watch Shane’s artistic example of the “Doctor Switch” – then talk about it.
  • Find the roles of health care professionals involved in your youth’s pediatric care on the "Our Team" tab of BC Children's guide to your visit – learn what roles are available in the adult system.
  • Watch Courtney's story about readiness, transfer, and adjustment  – what youth may experience and how to prepare.
  • Check directions to adult clinic(s) online — you can call for directions, or use Google Maps or TransLink.
  • Find an Adult Specialist by gender, location, specialty, and language.
  • Find a physiotherapist​ through the Physiotherapy Association of BC.

  • Learn about Medical Specialists in BC.
  • Ask about ways Adult Physicians communicate with their patients – do they use email, text, Skype or use telemedicine?

Activities

PLAN Worksheets


Activities for Youth

Getting Ready for Adult CareWho will I Need on my Adult TeamQuestions for the Adult SpecialistWays To Find An Adult SpecialistSeek and FindChecking It Out (Your adult clinics)Graduation Checklist
 

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