Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Davis, Tom

Second Advisor

McCaslin, Rosemary


The purpose of this study was to gain insight into needs of transitional age youth by interviewing experts in this field. The study participants for this research study are the employees that work with the transitional age youth population. The study participants consisted of: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Masters level Social Workers (MSW), and Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT). The research site for this study was Bilingual Family Counseling Service, INC located in Ontario, California. It is a non-profit behavioral health-care organization that provides a wide range of services to individuals and families. This study used a post positivist methodology. Using this method the researcher was able to interview seven experts on transitional age youth.