Program Directory of Early Psychosis Intervention Programs
This directory from the EASA Center for Excellence is a collection of information about early intervention programs for psychosis within the U.S. It aims to help people find resources in their communities and to facilitate a communicated network among these programs.
Upcoming Webinar: "AFFIRMative CBT: Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Youth"
Date: September 20, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am PST / 12:30pm – 1:30pm EST
This webinar will highlight the need for supportive treatment strategies by opening with a young adult’s personal reflections on her experience of conversion therapy. Next, panelists will describe the clinical considerations related to AFFIRM, a CBT coping skills group intervention for LGBTQ+ youth. They will also describe findings from a new study demonstrating that AFFIRM holds the promise of reducing depression and improving stress coping skills among LGBTQ+ young people. Following the webinar presentation, there will be a question and answer discussion period to address audience questions.
New Spanish Translations of Two Popular Pathways Publications
The Pathways publications "What Do You Want to Be when You Grow Up?" and "Things People Never Told Me" are now available in Spanish. "¿Qué Quieres Ser Cuando Crezcas?" offers young adults with serious mental health conditions guidance on career research. "Cosas Que la Gente Nunca Me Dijo" offers advice regarding finances, relationships, education, and employment to young people in foster care making the transition to adulthood.
New Focal Point on Early Psychosis Interventions Now Available
This year's issue of Focal Point, our annual research review, explores how early psychosis intervention services may prevent much of the trauma and disability associated with psychosis.
New "Monthly Minute" Focuses on Effective Support for Youth Peer Providers
The National Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health recently released its second "Monthly Minute" video. This short animation focuses on providing effective support for youth peer providers. We're pleased that two popular items from Pathways RTC are among the list of resources connected with this work!
Check out Pathways RTC peer support resources:
Free Online Pathways Transition Training Program
Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood (PPPA) is an online knowledge translation initiative consisting of ten hour-long training modules designed to build the capacity of direct service providers who are working with youth and young adults aged 14-29 who have mental health difficulties, and their families.
Powerful Film on Psychosis from EASA's Young Adult Leadership Council
Oregon’s Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) Young Adult Leadership Council (YALC) has released their first film project, "In Our Own Words, Sounds and Visions: EASA Young Adult Leadership Council." This powerful film provides insight into the experience of psychosis through the stories, visual art and music of YALC members. The film also highlights the importance of early assessment and support with recommendations for transforming the mental healthcare system.
New Tipsheet for Service Providers: Building Community Supports for Young People in the Transition Years
This tipsheet from the Pathways Transition Training Partnership suggests ways providers can assist young people to strengthen their existing supports and/or to connect them with other supports, including emotional support, material assistance, and help with problem solving.
Pathways Transition Training Preview Trailer
View the trailer below for a preview of the "Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood" traning modules.
Pathways Researcher Featured in Article on Early Intervention in Schizophrenia
Tamara Sale, Director of Oregon's Early Assessment and Support Alliance and Pathways researcher, is featured in this Highline article about the benefits of early intervention in treatment of schizophrenia.