New Spanish Translation of YES-MH and YPP Scales
Pathways RTC now has Spanish language translations of the Youth Efficacy/Empowerment Scale-Mental Health (YES-MH) and Youth Participation in Planning (YPP) Scale. These measures were first introduced in English in 2007 by the RTC on Family Support and Children's Mental Health (now Pathways RTC). Introductions to the Spanish and English versions are available online, and administration and scoring information can be obtained at no charge with permission.
New Article: Better Futures Model
Better Futures is an experimentally validated model for increasing the higher education participation of youth with mental health conditions in foster care. From now until September 28th, you can read about this model for free online from Children and Youth Services Review. This article highlights components of Better Futures along with theoretical underpinnings and experimental findings.
Upcoming Webinar: "Family Support for Transition-Aged Youth"
Date: September 29, 2015
Time: 10am - 11:00am PST / 1pm - 2:00pm EST
Pathways RTC’s September 29th webinar will focus on working successfully with families who have a transition-aged young person (14-29) currently experiencing mental health difficulties. This webinar will discuss family experiences, and the impact of age and cultural background. Additionally, panelists will talk about the research and training that's needed to better support families.
Pathways Investigator Speaks at Congressional Briefings
On May 11, 2015, Tamara Sale, Director of the EASA Center of Excellence at Portland State University and Co-Principal Investigator of Pathways' EASA Connections project, spoke at the early psychosis Congressional briefings. The briefings were sponsored and organized by the National Council for Behavioral Health and National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors.
Workshop for Youth in Transition
A new workshop for youth in transition has been developed through a partnership between Better Futures (a Pathways RTC project) and FosterClub. This workshop is focused on the challenges youth transitioning from foster care may face while pursuing their goals around higher education and provides resources and tools for young people and adult supporters to proactively pursue higher education while maintaining mental health and wellness.
New Issue of Focal Point on Trauma-Informed Care
This issue of Focal Point focuses on trauma-informed care and its growing relevance in research, official policy, practice methods, and organizational structure.
Recruiting Teams for Free Fall Online Training Program
The PTTP project is developing supplementary training resources to accompany its online training modules and an evaluation of training outcomes. PTTP is recruiting partner organizations where a team of staff will agree to participate in the online training series, engage in team-based exercises and discussions of the content, and complete a simple training evaluation.
Special Issue of the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research with Guest Editors from Pathways RTC: Spring 2015
This special issue, which is available online and will be printed in spring of 2015, highlights new research about interventions and programs that are successful in improving outcomes for emerging adults who experience serious mental health conditions.
Two Pathways Tipsheets Translated into Spanish
Translation of these tipsheets for service providers was supported by the Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health (see full acknowledgments on the back of the tip sheets).
- Consejos sobre Competencias Básicas para Proveedores de Servicios de Transición (Tips on Core Competencies for Transition Service Providers) »
- Fortalecimiento de Apoyo Familiar: Una Hoja de Consejos para Proveedores de Servicios (Strengthening Family Support: Tips for Service Providers) »
Three New Training Modules
We are pleased to announce the release of the next three online modules in the Pathways Transition Training Partnership's training series for service providers working with youth and young adults. These modules focus on providing culturally responsive services and the specific focus of each is as follows: