The Listening, Inspiring, and Guiding Healthy Transitions Early Treatment Program (LIGHT-ETP) is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant program that address first-episode psychosis in the emerging adult population. The goals of LIGHT-ETP include early detection of psychosis; rapid access to coordinated, team-based, specialty care; evidence-based, recovery-focused interventions; and youth- and young-adult-friendly services that emphasize engagement, assertive outreach, and person-centered planning. Ultimately, this approach intends to cut the time young adults have untreated symptoms and illness; reduce unnecessary hospitalizations; and improve clinical, social, and academic/occupational functioning.
The Georgia Health Policy Center supports the LIGHT-ETP program in Georgia, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, provides data collection and analysis services to support programmatic management, fidelity monitoring, and evaluation of the program. Additionally, GHPC’s Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health provides workforce development and training in recovery-oriented Cognitive Therapy for participating providers.